The Anonymous Widower

An Encore From The Team That Developed The Covid-19 Vaccine

This article on the Guardian is entitled Team Behind Oxford Covid Jab Start Final Stage Of Malaria Vaccine Trials.

This is the first two paragraphs.

The Oxford team that has produced a successful coronavirus vaccine is about to enter the final stage of human trials in its quest for an inoculation against malaria.

The Jenner Institute director, Prof Adrian Hill, said the malaria vaccine would be tested on 4,800 children in Africa next year after early trials yielded promising results.

This is obviously good news for those, who live in areas affected by malaria, where in Africa a child under five dies every two minutes.

But surely, if the Jenner Institute can crack malaria, they should have the expertise to modify the current Cobid-19 vaccine to handle any new variants.


In my view, this is doubly good news!

January 4, 2021 - Posted by | Health | , , ,


  1. It is good news. There is good work going on in Oxford; Leukaemia Care and the other blood cancer charities have really stepped up to give blood cancer patients and their families as much information as they can, via webinars mainly. And the Oxford Research Team have been involved in quite a few of them.

    Comment by Liz P | January 4, 2021 | Reply

  2. Definitely! It all goes to show the vital importance of research, funding for research and education that enthuses the next generation in research – in the widest sense of the word. We need the scientific thinkers but also the strategic thinkers – those who can see the broader picture.

    This is true not just of medical research but also of engineering and every branch of science and the humanities. This surely ought to be Britain’s role in the post-Brexit age – we cannot afford to be a mere customer waiting for other countries to innovate and produce. The Oxford vaccine shows what the UK can do when it puts its collective mind to it.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | January 4, 2021 | Reply

  3. Great news on malaria, which is a parasite and a eukaryote – i.e. a proper animal. Most bacterial diseases are prokaryotes and Covid, the flu’ etc. are viruses, which are much easier to inoculate against.

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | January 4, 2021 | Reply

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