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J&J eyes 'imminent' coronavirus vaccine production, aims for a billion doses wotldwide

ArnoldZArnoldZ PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
edited April 15 in Local and Foreign Issues
J&J eyes 'imminent' coronavirus vaccine production, aims for a billion doses worldwide
Yahoo FinanceApril 14, 2020

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) said on Tuesday it plans to begin imminent production of its trial COVID-19 vaccine on an “at risk” basis, as the coronavirus pandemic infects nearly 2 million people around the world.

Manufacturing “at risk” allows the world’s third largest pharmaceutical company to produce a product before its ultimate design is finalized and released to the public. The company plans to produce its COVID-19 vaccine in the Netherlands, and a facility it is updating in the United States.

“We're manufacturing at risk to ensure that should the clinical development and the trials be successful, we are in a position to kind of flip the switch and ready to go, to create great access across the globe,” J&J CFO Joe Wolk told Yahoo Finance in an interview.

J&J began developing its vaccine for COVID-19 in early January with its European subsidiary Janssen Vaccines & Prevention B.V. It’s using the same biological platform Janssen uses in developmental vaccines for Ebola, Zika and Influenza.

During J&J’s first quarter earnings call, Chief Scientific Officer Paul Stoffels said the company is also negotiating with partners in Europe and Asia to produce the vaccine, and partnerships will be announced in the coming weeks.

“Our goal is to enable the supply of more than 1 billion doses of the vaccine globally,” Stoffels said.

Vaccine eyes early 2021 rollout

JJ Chief Scientific Officer Dr Paul Stoffels describes how the pharmaceutical company is developing a coronavirus vaccine to fight COVID-19
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J&J Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Paul Stoffels describes how the pharmaceutical company is developing a coronavirus vaccine to fight COVID-19

J&J entered into a $1 billion partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop and manufacture the vaccine.

Wolk says the timeline is pretty certain. “We plan to be first in human testing sometime in early September. Should things progress, we would have data read out in December and that would hopefully lead to an approval the early part of 2021,” he added.

Meanwhile, Stoffels said emergency use authorization for the vaccine could come at the start of next year.

‘It’s for all of us’

JJ plans to accelerate development of its COVID-19 vaccine
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J&J plans to accelerate development of its COVID-19 vaccine

Despite the risks, J&J expressed confidence in the vaccine’s effectiveness, based largely on what Stoffels said was “good data in animal models.”

Stoffels said the COVID-19 vaccine candidate is using Janssen Vaccine platforms, which already meet World Health Organization (WHO) key attributes for a successful vaccine. Those include proof of long lasting cellular immunity, low to no risk of enhanced respiratory disease and a well tolerated safety profile.

“More than 50,000 people have been vaccinated” with the base Janssen Vaccine platform according to Stoffels, “and we have demonstrated that it is well tolerated.”

Once approved for use, the vaccine will be produced as a not for profit inoculation, according to J&J.

“It's for all of us,” Wolk said. “It's anything but business as usual. That is about advancing research and development.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/jj-coronavirus-vaccine-we-plan-to-begin-production-at-risk-imminently-210204457.html


Johnson & Johnson? Same company that was fined $57² million for being complicit in the opioid crisis last year?

Well, this could be their saving grace. 

Comments

  • How much will a single shot cost?  And will it be safe? with no side effects?
  • hsusonhsuson PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    How much will a single shot cost?  And will it be safe? with no side effects?
    All vaccines have side effects.
  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It's a trial vaccine.  Not for me this time. 

    It might turn someone into a homo who knows.  But definitely Herr_Starr will gladly take it.
  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It's a trial vaccine.  Not for me this time. 

    It might turn someone into a homo who knows.  But definitely Herr_Starr will gladly take it.
    If it turns someone into a homo you have nothing to fear, you already swing that way. :rofl: 
  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The trial vaccine will turn Herr_Starr twice the homo as he is right now. :lol:
  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The trial vaccine will turn Herr_Starr twice the homo as he is right now. :lol:
    You really should take those Remedial Courses friend.

    2 * 0 = 0

     :rofl:

    Does your butt still hurt from that last vaccine...Wait, that wasn't a vaccine! :lol: 


  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    You're already a HOMO prior to the trial vaccine.

    For the meantime while waiting for the Covid vaccine, ENJOY the 50 cent Walmart cucumber. 
  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    You're already a HOMO prior to the trial vaccine.

    For the meantime while waiting for the Covid vaccine, ENJOY the 50 cent Walmart cucumber. 
    The walmart cucumber? Is that what you use? Not interested.

    It's OK to be gay and flaming Juan Plus One, I support your efforts to enjoy inserting large objects up your pwet.  ;)


  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    The trial vaccine will turn Herr_Starr twice the homo as he is right now. :lol:
    You really should take those Remedial Courses friend.

    2 * 0 = 0

     :rofl:

    Does your butt still hurt from that last vaccine...Wait, that wasn't a vaccine! :lol: 



    Mas gusto ni HerrStarr ang Viagra vaccine!    :rofl:    :rofl:  
    You were a test subject for Viagra weren't you? :lol:
  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ikaw ilang beses kang kumukuha ng Vayagra vaccine everyday?   Ginawa mong Vitamin C  ang [email protected]!     :rofl:   :rofl:  
    You and friend Juan would still rather discuss me instead of the topic at hand.  ;)

    Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    This message board is dead for a year until Herr_Starr was resurrected.  :lol:

    No one has to spend money on a stand up comedy anymore.  The comedy is right here and it's FREE!

    PEX should pay H_S for keeping this board alive and entertaining.  :rofl:
  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    This message board is dead for a year until Herr_Starr was resurrected.  :lol:

    No one has to spend money on a stand up comedy anymore.  The comedy is right here and it's FREE!

    PEX should pay H_S for keeping this board alive and entertaining.  :rofl:
    Thanks for confirming your smallness.

    "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
  • Herr_StarrHerr_Starr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    You and friend Juan would still rather discuss me instead of the topic at hand.  ;)


    But you are so funny, your gayness is what make PEX enjoyable to laugh at  :rofl:  
    Small minded of you, but to be expected of one of small mind and small pen*s chumpmeister. :rofl:
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