Since 2019 the world is suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the whole scientist community are working day and night to develop a vaccine to fight against the virus. After almost a year, scientists can show the ray of hope. Oxford University is claiming of inventing a vaccine that is showing effective immunity against coronavirus infestation. At the end of 2020, the Oxford vaccine got worldwide recognition and permission to distribute worldwide. Everyone is praying that Invent Help will be able to diminish the virus from the world.
Oxford vaccine development
Oxford University has a very renowned and facilitated vaccine development laboratory. The name behind this groundbreaking vaccine is Sara Gilbert. The scientist was successful in making a vaccine against the flu pandemic spread back in the early twenties. This time, the world looked up to her for the vaccine against Coronavirus, and she did not let us down. Russia was working on a more or less similar vaccine called Sputnik 5, and China was working on CoronaVac. Sinovac was the developer of the Chinese vaccine. Many other private and government facilitated laboratories worked day and night to develop a vaccine against the Coronavirus. These three vaccines got the best response and immune production rate without any severe side effects up to phase two drug development category. Oxford named its vaccine covishield.
Covishield is the business name of the Oxford vaccine. The original generic of the vaccine is ChadOx 19 that indicates the origin of the vaccine sources. Usually, the vaccines are live Atenueted where we use the live but weak viruses to produce immunity against the organism. The other InventHelp type is the killed vaccine, where we use inactivated but antigenic viruses to develop immunity. These two are the most common types of vaccine. Other than these, there are vector vaccines where we use one organism to carry the genes of other viruses inside the body and produce an immune response. Chadox vaccine uses the genes of adenovirus, which is a less virulent family member of Coronavirus. As a vector, we used the chimpanzee cell line. Humans resemble a chimpanzee cell line, so it will help avoid any significant antigenic hypersensitivity or cross-reaction.
After oxford got recognition and the world-famous peer-reviewed journals like PubMed and lancet declared the vaccine is safe, there were no holdbacks. Oxford tied up with the famous pharmaceutical AstraZeneca to start mass production. The Serum Institute of India is also working to produce billions of doses of covishield to ensure everyone on this planet gets a dose of the vaccine.
Usually, vaccines do not come cheap at all. By now, you already understand that developing a vaccine is a mammoth task: research, instruments, and genetic material cost billions of dollars. But, the world came together on the vaccine issue after ages. All the superpowers agreed to distribute the vaccine based on equity. World Health Organization and other resources ensured to deliver the vaccine at the minimal cost without any profit margin. Multi billionaires like Bill Gates are donating millions of dollars to maintain the cold chain, development, and distribution of the vaccine worldwide.
Covishield is the Only hope for us to a future where we don’t have to live with a fear of dying from the flu without any treatment. Months of social distancing, jobless times, mental breakdown, and many other problems are about to end. Maintaining primary hygiene, wearing a mask, and healthy behaviour is always a must for a better future for us.