Recently, the heat is settling down “just a little” in Japan!
Finally, there are a few days when the maximum temperature drops below 30 degrees Celsius!
Such September is the month when the vaccine for “new coronavirus (COVID-19)” under development by Oxford University in the United Kingdom and AstraZeneca, a major British pharmaceutical company, is scheduled to be completed!
“It’s already September! I’m looking forward about that!”
I was really looking forward to it … but the other day, the news of a “temporary suspension” came in about the clinical trial of the vaccine, so I would like to summarize it this time!
I introduce the “summary article” that tells the daily situation of “new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection” in Tokyo and Japan every day,
but I have reorganized up and updated the latest information about
“the flow so far about vaccine development and therapeutic drugs,” and
“when will we be able to inoculate?”!
The article is here ↓
While organizing this, I was delighted again, saying,
“Is it finally here (September)? It was a long time … but it will be completed in a little while!” …
Meanwhile, a little worrisome news came in.
Here is the information on the “Worrisome news” that I told you in the “Daily Summary Article”! ↓
On the other day (September 9th), the news of “Vaccine Development Temporary Suspension” like above ran around the world!
After that, there wasn’t much follow-up news on major news sites in Japan, so I was worried and looked it up, but there was a follow-up report after that!
Some news has included important information in pieces, so I will introduce them together!
(* For those who can read Japanese: If you read only the title of the source, you may be a little worried, but it is not such a content, so please pass through the title once! lol)
First of all,
the situation of the person of “Severe symptoms were confirmed in one vaccinated person”,
・ Subject is a British woman
・ Symptom is “transversal spondylitis”, a neuropathy that causes inflammation of the spine.
・ Women are recovering.
・ She may be discharged from the hospital where she was hospitalized within 9 or 10 days.
(↑ Does that mean that the symptoms are not so severe …?)
I had the above information, but I’m really glad that it didn’t seem to be such a serious symptom!
・ Actually, “interruption” was the second time (the first time was in July), and the first time was neuropathy, but at that time it was not related to the vaccine due to multiple sclerosis.
・Clinical trials were suspended worldwide due to possible side effects.
・The clinical trial is expected to resume in the first half of next week.
It seems that both the subjects and clinical trials (vaccine development) are okay!
I was really relieved!
By the way,
According to Professor Stephen Evans (Pharmaceutical Epidemiology) of the University of London School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, said that
“Temporary interruption in clinical trials can happen by accident, and each time we have to verify the causal relationship with the vaccine.”
“It’s not uncommon for clinical trials with more than 70 subjects to have this happen,”
James Gil, an honorary clinical professor at the University of London School of Medicine, also said that
“It is a model for transparent research that properly discloses information (Even bad news) to the general public who are waiting for news of COVID-19 vaccine development.”
“It is rather good to suspend the clinical trial to verify safety without giving in to the political pressure to “develop and complete it quickly”. “
That was the opinion of the majority of experts in the news!
(Because I think that all people including me are interested in the new coronavirus)
To be honest, this “interruption” report was pretty shocking news for the people.
But when I looked it up, there seemed to be no problem and I was really relieved!
So, while telling this to as many people as possible, I would like to continue to wait for the completion of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine!
Until then, let’s be careful about infection prevention measures for a while!
As a tool for infection prevention measures ↓
This is a summary of the aftereffects of the “New Coronavirus (COVID-19)” that I summarized the other day.↓
The content is, “If you get infected, you may still suffer from sequelae two years later.”
Please don’t get infected anyway …!
And this is
“How long time the materials such as paper, cloth, plastic, etc. need to eliminating the risk when coronavirus is attached, and how effective disinfection is.”
If you are interested, please take a look!
↑ I will continue to write useful articles like this.
I will continue to do my best to put it together!
Please be very careful when you go out!
*This is “COVID-19 Trend Calendar in Tokyo” as of Sep 12↓
◆Changes in New Coronavirus Infection in Tokyo◆
*Unit: person (number of infected people on that day)