By Shannon Ellis
SHANGHAI – China has announced that it will be initiating phase I trials for Ad5-Ebov, a recombinant adenoviral Ebola vaccine co-developed by the Bioengineering
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bioworld.com
Finally! All one can find is "Ebola vaccine" from most reports, with very little information as to WHAT vaccine. And it’s an adenovirus 5 vectored Ebola envelope glycoprotein.
And it’s developed by the Chinese military…which makes them the third (and possibly 4th, if you believe rumours from South Africa pre-1994) military link to Ebola work, after the US and USSR/Russia.
Which may not be as sinister as it sounds, given the Chinese military has huge industrial interests – but still, the fact that they had a vaccine pretty much ready to go in a region with no exposure to the virus, means they are still thinking "bioweapon".
Which is a good thing in this instance, right?