Scientists in Adelaide have been working hard on a new vaccine that has already shown positive results since its first human trial phase has been clear.
Earlier this month the medication called COVAX-19 was trialled on 40 volunteers.
The vaccine shows encouraging signs that it “will potentially save lives,” said the vaccine creators, who also believe it can be used safely in humans right away.
Yes, vaccine inventor Professor Nikolai Petrovsky says that there is no excuse it can’t be used now in Victorian aged care homes.
“We have something that we believe already has shown it can potentially save lives,” he told 3AW’s Neil Mitchell.
“The data suggests it’s highly effective, we just need to finish the clinical trial programs and then seek approval for it.
“Safety data from the clinical trials show the vaccine isn’t showing any problems at all and is inducing the right type of immune response,” he said.
Dr. Petrovsky said the vaccine had been shown to produce “very strong” antibodies that kill coronavirus in monkeys, ferrets and mice, and had been shown to induce a human reaction to an antibody.
Although Dr Petrovsky ‘s offer to help finance the trial was “knocked down” by the Australian government, he said he is now negotiating for funding with the governments of Canada and the UK.