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Positive signs from experimental UK coronavirus vaccine

World leaders have called for a coronavirus vaccine to be free and available to all Source: AFP

Preliminary testing of a new coronavirus vaccine in six monkeys found that all developed protective antibodies within 28 days.

A keenly-watched COVID-19 vaccine has undergone successful trials in six monkeys according to Oxford University who conducted the study. 

Preliminary data from a small trial of the experimental vaccine in six monkeys found that some of the animals given a single shot developed antibodies against the virus within 14 days, and all developed protective antibodies within 28 days.