- Two Covid-19 vaccines have proven safe for humans and produced positive responses in patients
- The first trial, in Britain, found that the vaccine induced strong responses against the virus
- Another trial, in China, showed that the vaccine had also shown widespread antibody immune responses
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Two COVID-19 vaccine candidates have shown positive results in separate trials across the world. In Britain, a trial saw 1 000 adults participating and had found that the vaccine had induced 'strong antibody and immune responses'.
Another trial took place in China and saw over 500 people taking part. This trial had also shown that most participants had developed a positive response against the virus.
Both possible vaccines have proven safe for human use and trials found that they had both produced strong immune reactions, according to doctors.
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Earlier, it was reported that Russia had managed to complete the first promising trial for a vaccine amid the global race to find a solution to the pandemic.
The nation has successfully completed human trials of the vaccine, with Elena Smolyarchuk from the Russian Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenow University saying that test patients are set to be discharged soon:
"The research has been completed and it proved that the vaccine is safe. The volunteers will be discharged on July 15 and July 20."
Forbes reports that there is no indication as to when the vaccine will enter commercial production, but nevertheless this bodes well for the global fight against the virus.
Over 21 vaccines are currently under trial worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.
YEN.com.gh also published that Professor Herbert Winful, a Ghanaian who hails from Cape Coast in the Central Region, has been given the highly-coveted IEEE Photonics Society Quantum Electronics Award.
The award is given to honour an individual (or group of individuals) for outstanding technical contributions to quantum electronics, either in fundamentals or applications, or both.
According to reports sighted by YEN.com.gh on Anishaffar.org and Ece.engin.umich.edu, the professor pioneered the field of nonlinear optical periodic structures and made foundational contributions to nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor laser arrays.
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