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Experimental Vaccine?

5,000 volunteers signed up to test an experimental vaccine for the coronavirus.

The volunteers filled out an online survey and had to pass a medical check. Daily temperature and symptom checks are given to each patient.

The Oxford vaccine, as it has been dubbed, is made from a harmless virus that has been engineered to mimic the symptoms of the novel coronavirus.

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The scientists are looking for an immune response to the experimental vaccine to see whether there are antibodies present. This way there can be a "herd" immunity to the coronavirus, like we have for diseases like the measles and mumps.

We may know by September if the experimental vaccine holds any promise.

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