Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious diseases expert, has won a $1 million Israeli prize for “defending science” throughout his career.
The Dan David Foundation, which is based at Tel Aviv University, said on Monday that Fauci has won the prize for “courageously defending science in the face of uninformed opposition during the challenging COVID crisis,” the Seattle Times reported.
Barbara Miller and Stephanie Dalzell ABC Australia December 10, 2020
Clinical trials of a COVID-19 vaccine being developed by the University of Queensland in partnership with biotech company CSL have been abandoned after trial participants returned false positive HIV test results.
Human clinical trials of the UQ and CSL vaccine had been conducted since July
But the antibodies produced by the vaccine can interfere with certain HIV diagnostic tests
There is no possibility the vaccine caused infection
The vaccine is one of four the Federal Government had committed to purchasing, and agreements had been made to secure 51 million doses of the vaccine.
In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange, CSL said it would not progress with trials, however stressed the vaccine had a “strong safety profile”.
CSL also said participants were told before the trial started that the vaccine could interfere with certain HIV diagnostic tests.
“The potential for this cross-reaction had been anticipated prior to the commencement of the trial,” it said.