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Covid-19 vaccine could be imminent – Oxford Professor

A coronavirus vaccine could be available by September, according to a leading Oxford professor who is involved in its discovery. The UK death total due to Covid-19 currently stands at 8,958, while the total number of confirmed cases is 73,758. Any ease in the current lockdown restrictions could cause a new spike in cases until a vaccine is discovered. But Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at Oxford University, says she is ’80 per cent’ confident that the vaccine her team are working on would be successful.

Professor Gilbert is hopeful that the vaccine could be ready by September, while human trials are set to take place in the next two weeks. ‘I think there’s a high chance that it will work based on other things that we have done with this type of vaccine, Professor Gilbert told The Times.

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Professor Gilbert is hopeful that the vaccine could be ready by September.

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