Le premier test d’un vaccin expérimental a débuté — Coronavirus

17 Mars, 2020, 08:47 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • L’essai clinique d’un vaccin potentiel contre le Covid-19 débute

Des chercheurs américains ont donné le premier coup à la première personne dans un test d'un vaccin expérimental contre les coronavirus lundi, ce qui a déclenché une chasse mondiale pour la protection alors même que la pandémie déferle.

Les autorités sanitaires financent les examens, qui se dérouleront à l'institut de recherche Kaiser Permanente Washington dans la ville de Seattle, dans l'État de Washington.

Les conclusions des premiers essais cliniques de ce médicament menés en Chine sur de nombreux patients devraient être publiées le 27 avril.

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Le test commencera avec 45 jeunes volontaires sains avec différentes doses d'injections. Ces derniers ne risquent donc pas l'infection.

Cet essai clinique a pour objectif de vérifier que les vaccins ne présentent pas d'effets secondaires inquiétants, ce qui ouvrira la voie à des tests plus importants. Il faudrait cependant attendre entre un an et dix-huit mois pour avoir droit à un vaccin susceptible d'être utilisé dans le monde entier.

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