A vaccine for the new coronavirus began clinical trials yesterday, and one of the first four people to be vaccinated was Microsoft’s network engineer —, 46, and Neal Browning, 46, of Bowser, Washington, with three daughters. “Every parent wants to be respected for their children,” he said. He warned children not to brag about their little partners, “and there were others involved, not just dads.” “
Browning is part of four healthy volunteers who are testing the new RNA COVID-19 vaccine developed by NIH and Massachusetts biotech company Moderna Inc. and are being tested at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Institute in Seattle.
According to Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, volunteers will receive two experimental vaccine arm arm arm injections, which are about 28 days apart. The volunteers were divided into three groups and received injection doses of 25 micrograms, 100 micrograms and 250 micrograms per dose to assess the safety of different doses and their ability to induce an immune response. After completing two vaccinations, the volunteers will be observed for a year.
“Our common enemy is the new coronavirus, and everyone wants to be able to do what they can in an emergency,” said Dr. Lisa Jackson, head of research at Kaiser Permanente, before the test. “If all goes well, the second round of testing will be conducted on 45 volunteers, and the team hopes to make the vaccine widely available within 12 to 18 months.”