Scientists around the world are working hard to develop a vaccine to prevent COVID-19. A team in Oxford led by Prof. Sarah Gilbert, Prof. Andrew Pollard, Prof. Teresa Lambe, Dr Sandy Douglas and Prof. Adrian Hill started work designing a vaccine in January 2020. The current status is that they have identified a vaccine candidate and are working towards the first clinical testing phase.
Cobra is proud to be part of a consortium, led by the Jenner Institute, Oxford University, to rapidly develop, scale-up and produce the potential adenoviral vaccine candidate, ChAdOx1, for fast-tracked clinical trials for COVID-19 (read the press release in full here).
Watch the interview: Andrew Marr with Prof. Sarah Gilbert, vaccinologist at Oxford University (segment begins 16:20)
Andrew Marr is joined by Professor Sarah Gilbert, vaccinologist at Oxford University, Anneliese Dodds MP, shadow chancellor, Sir David Attenborough and Angel Gurría, secretary-general of the OECD. With news review by Anushka Asthana, The Guardian and Hugh Pym, BBC Health Editor.
First shown BBC One 9am 19Apr2020 (available for 12 months)