Johnson & Johnson says it will have a coronavirus vaccine candidate ready for human trial by September
Johnson and Johnson says it had selected a lead candidate vaccine for the new coronavirus that would move to human trials by September and could be ready for emergency use by early next year.
SHAREWASHINGTON -- Johnson & Johnson said on Monday it had selected a lead candidate vaccine for the new coronavirus that would move to human trials by September and could be ready for emergency use by early next year.The pharmaceutical company has signed an agreement with the U.S. government's Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to invest US$1 billion in the effort, it said in a statement.
J&J began working on the investigational vaccine, Ad26 SARS-CoV-2 in January using the same technology it used to develop a candidate vaccine for Ebola.It uses a deactivated version of the virus to try to trigger a human immune response.Newsletter sign-up: Get The COVID-19 Brief sent to your inbox
The company said it was expanding its global manufacturing capacity both in the US and in other countries, to help it supply more than a billion doses of its vaccine around the world.CEO Alex Gorsky said the company was "well positioned through our combination of scientific expertise, operational scale and financial strength to bring our resources in collaboration with others to accelerate the fight against this pandemic."
J&J is also working on antiviral treatments against the coronavirus.Separately, the U.S. pharmaceutical Moderna has already moved into human trials for its vaccine candidate, as has China's CanSinoBIO.There are currently no approved vaccines or treatments for the disease.
Several treatments are being investigated, including the antiviral remdesivir and antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, but it is not yet clear whether they add anything to standard care.RELATED IMAGESview larger image Read more: CTV News »
corrine_cash U of S is also working on a vaccine Not at the human testing stage though!! Why a vaccine? Why not a cure? Oh yeah. Trump is attempting that. That word is taboo. Socialist Canada would prefer a vaccine to make people remain ill rather than cure them. No money in people who are cured!!! Right Justin
Asbestos kills corona. Of course! If it's anything like the H1N1 you can keep it for yourself. JohnTory hope you take IOU Just went from watching “contagion” to “I am legend “ in September This must be fake news because JNJNews dosen't produce or manufacture drugs. I don't think baby oil or baby powder is going to save me.
No worries , potus Trump has a cute coming out in the next two weeks . Looks like trudeaus virus isn’t going to be as good as he wanted . Shucks Will be interesting to see what the anti-vaxxers say and do this fall. COVID19Ontario COVID19 'Big Pharma' comes through again! Such horrible , horrible people! sarcasm
Hope its soon I pray I'm sure they had the vaccine in place prior to Coronavirus being released. Problem-Reaction-Solution It will be too late by then... the SARS virus although deadly, was gone after 6 months. Fall..... i'll take my chances, thanks tho Don’t trust them $INO InovioPharma will win the race, results from human trials will come months ahead of J&J
But the US already started human trials with there’s🤦♂️ great way to clean up the population Same company that has put out toxic products while knowing they were for years. I'm good thanks. Of course they will $$$$$$$ jordanbarlow92 The future tense of every verb imaginable. Trumpski, Republicans and CEO’s sure do talk a great game . Too bad they perform like the NY Nicks.
How many unborn live will it take? Is Johnson & Johnson Global Health JNJGlobalHealth using aborted fetal cells to develop a vaccine to combat the COVID19. They use cell lines to produce spike protein. This might be the reason abortions are essential services. CampaignLife Due to the amount of money at steak, there are a lot of pharmaceutical companies working on this. I believe, if you read the article, there are a few a head of J & J.
Mmmmmmm maybe they can speed that up a little bit. Maybe be ready in like....... 2 weeks perhaps. Still good news nonetheless to make sure this never happens again. 4UWell Who's Johnson $ Johnson? Why a vaccination and not a cure like the Americans are doing? You like making people sick? Lol. All good. Trump is already getting the medication to those needing it today. Cure. Not vaccine poisoning!!!
Really? September? Yeah ok let’s go with that that will say anything to increase their stock price. All the corps salivating, racing for a vaccine 💰 I will die before I am injected with anything related to this circus playing out right now.
Boris Johnson writes letters to U.K. households while home sick with coronavirusJohnson, who has described his symptoms as mild, is leading the government's response to the crisis, chairing meetings by video conference. He's a good man! I hope he gets well Home hiding like the Canadian Coward Gov't
Employee at Pickering nuclear plant tests positive for COVID-19An employee at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. well we know radiation doesn’t cure you That's not good news. How many critical service people have backups ? Imagine living beside that thing
A look at research being done in Canada for a coronavirus vaccineThousands of scientists around the world are working on problems raised by the coronavirus pandemic, including at universities across Canada. We already have treatments that are near 100% effective, but they’re cheap so there’s no money to be made. This is why we’re seeing the push for an unnecessary vaccine. It isn’t about health, it’s about profit.
Coronavirus: Screening officer at Toronto Pearson Airport tests positiveThe security firm said they were made aware of the case on Friday, adding that the employee last worked eight days ago. Shit Hoping for a speedy recovery for this front line worker. There is so much we don't know about covid 19.... So scary we are so vulnerable... How did we get to this
Country singer Joe Diffie tests positive for coronavirusA publicist for Joe Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19. and no one know who he is Who? Either way don’t wish this virus on anyone and hope he recovers! Man this is getting ridiculous next weeks headline 'guy that played an extra on Law and Order test positive for corona virus.'
Coronavirus testing still targeted at health system, identifying transmission in B.C.Dr. Bonnie Henry says broader testing of healthy people with no symptoms won’t be a part of the province’s strategy until B.C. reaches the ‘down side’ of the curve in the virus’s spread