As part of his tour of Europe, this Saturday President Sebastián Piñera announced a agreement between the Institute of Public Health (ISP) and the University of Oxford which aims to collaborate between both institutions for the analysis of COVID-19.
On your visit, The president met with the architect of the Oxford vaccine, Sarah Gilbert, who explained how they discovered the formula of the vaccine with which thousands of people are being inoculated today in the world.
“We have been working on a technology that we have been using in the COVID-19 vaccine for more than 10 years. We had already made a number of vaccines that we had tested before we knew about SARS-CoV-2 ”, explained the scientist, adding: “We were able to adapt our technology very quickly and we started developing a vaccine during the first weeks of January 2020.”
The expert described as “fantastic” the vaccination process that Chile is going through, and said that “We would like it to spread to the whole world”.
Finally, he sent a message to Chileans, calling for them to be alert against the virus, despite being a country with high levels of vaccination. “We are seeing that things are returning more to normal and I hope that before long, we will have the worst“.
“It is even more important to keep hand washing, wear a mask in closed places, be very careful with vulnerable people, not meeting with too many people who are not wearing a mask and then going to visit an older adult, that can be a risk, ”concluded Gilbert.