COVID-19 Thread 4/6/2020 (Australian University Testing Vaccine on Animals)

Here’s a news release from Flinders University in South Australia regarding work they are doing on a vaccine for COVID-19:

Flinders targets COVID-19 vaccine

From the article:

South Australian researchers working with Oracle Cloud technology and vaccine technology developed by local company Vaxine Pty Ltd are testing a vaccine candidate against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

The team is headed by Nikolai Petrovsky, Flinders University Professor and Research Director at Vaxine.

His team has tapped Oracle for technical collaboration, access to an expanded research community, and cloud infrastructure that helped enable the rapid design of the novel COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

“The vaccine has progressed into animal testing in the US and, once we confirm it is safe and effective, will then be advanced into human trials,” says Professor Petrovsky – stressing expectations shouldn’t be elevated until all testing is completed.