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CORONAVIRUS VACCINE: WHEN WILL IT BE AVAILABLE?
A new milestone in the frantic quest for a coronavirus vaccine may have been reached. Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will be able to test humans Ad26 SARS-CoV2 by September. What could presage, at best, of a use as of the first weeks of the year 2021.
An agreement between the pharmaceutical company and the Authority for advanced research and development in the biomedical field, has made it possible to release 1 billion euros to give a boost to the work.
Thought since January and tested on animals, the experimental vaccine of the American giant was designed using the same technology as that used in the search for a cure for Ebola. It consists concretely of combining the virus of an ordinary cold incapable of replicating with fragments of Covid-19, in order to provoke an immune response of the patient.
In this tense and exciting race against time, Johnson & Johnson, which aims to eventually produce 1 billion doses, is not alone. All over the planet, companies, laboratories and university institutions are working to demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the remedies hoped for. Another American pharmaceutical company, Moderna, has also started the phase of clinical trials for its vaccine candidate, just like the Chinese group CanSinoBIO.
For their part, Australian researchers have announced that they have made a connection between BCG, well known for being used against tuberculosis, and the coronavirus. Tests are currently being carried out in Australia and should also be carried out in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany.
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As the coronavirus epidemic has generalized in France and worldwide, as new cases of contamination and death are confirmed, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announce the trial of a vaccine (mRNA -1273) against the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on a volunteer in the United States, Monday, March 16. While China launched its vaccine tests on 108 volunteers on Friday March 20. In France, the Institut Pasteur de Paris and its international network have started 16 simultaneous research projects, including two on vaccines. Their first vaccine prototype tests took place on mice on March 11. "The tests will last a month, a month and a half:mice are vaccinated, then blood is taken regularly to see if they have made antibodies against the vaccine. If they have made antibodies, they are infected with the coronavirus and we can see if they resist, "said one of them on RTL .
Making a vaccine: the big steps
Research teams are advancing on the development of a vaccine against the new coronavirus , but all are unanimous: it will take several months to develop it, so it will not stop the current coronavirus epidemic. Indeed, it is not enough just to find the right formula , the vaccine must then be tested on animals , then on humans and this, at each stage of its manufacturing process. In total, it takes between 6 and 36 months for production, packaging and delivery to the various countries concerned, which in turn will carry out quality checks . "Getting an effective, non-toxic and therefore usable vaccine takes months or even years . This epidemic, however, will perhaps accelerate the development of an active vaccine on coronavirus , that discovered in Wuhan in 2019 or others (as we have already seen 10 and 20 years ago with SARS and the MERS) or at least help optimize the technique and targeting on coronavirus ", comments Mathieu Lafaurie, infectious disease specialist at Saint-Louis hospital.
The effectiveness of a vaccine can only be demonstrated over the long term.
Coronavirus vaccine: how effective?
According to a spokesperson for the service of Pr Didier Raoult, Director of the IHU Méditerranée Infection, it is not reasonable to think that the vaccine is a short-term solution: " The effectiveness of a vaccine cannot be demonstrated only in the long term. People who have been vaccinated and not vaccinated against the virus must have been exposed in a risk zone so that it can be demonstrated that the vaccinated population was less affected than the unvaccinated population. necessarily takes a long time . " Professor Didier Raoult, specialist in emerging tropical infectious diseases at the Marseille Faculty of Medicine, is also conducting research on the effect of molecules including Hydroxychloroquine,used to treat autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid polyartritis, in order to get treatment faster.
Coronavirus vaccine: when will it be available?
The European Commission has released 10 million euros for the search for a vaccine against the coronavirus and is supporting a project linking 300 hospitals and 900 laboratories. In France, a Task Force has been set up at the Pasteur Institute for the development of vaccines. "We have known the genome sequence of the virus for several weeks, so we can start doing work for the development of a vaccine" said Professor Christophe d'Enfert, scientific director of the Pasteur institute, at France Info . There, researchers decided to start with the measles vaccine(same family of viruses as the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus) to carry out initial tests. They will assemble the genome of the measles vaccine with a part of that of the coronavirus, to obtain a derivative of vaccine that all the countries of the world know how to produce. Tests on mice began on March 11. "The Institut Pasteur announces a deadline of 18 months [ie the summer of 2021], but it is quite likely that within 18 months, the coronavirus epidemic will no longer exist under these conditions and that, even "There is a new epidemic of Chinese coronavirus in 18 months, the vaccine developed for the current strain no longer works, this is what happened for SARS, " said the spokesman.
Vaccines under test
In the United States, a biotechnology company, Moderna, has been testing since Monday, March 16, its first vaccine against the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), mRNA-1273 , on a voluntary patient. MRNA-1273 is one of the new therapies developed by the biotechnology
company. The study, conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), is in its first phase. It assesses the safety and immunogenicity of three dose levels of mRNA-1273 (25, 100, 250 μg) administered according to a precise vaccination
schedule, out of a total of 45 healthy adults enrolled in the study. Results will not be known for 12 to 13 months. The main objective is to assess the safety and reactogenicity of a two-dose mRNA-1273 vaccination schedule. The secondary
objective is to assess the immunogenicity of the SARS-CoV-2 S protein.
In China, the first clinical trial has started to test a vaccine on 108 volunteers , all from the city of Wuhan where Covid-19 appeared. Volunteers aged 18 to 60 received their first injection on Friday March 20, followed for the next six months.