Russian coronavirus antidote: Five things you must know about COVID-19 vaccine
New Delhi : Russia is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that it becomes the first nation to be named of making the coronavirus vaccine to cure humans. With the results of first clinical trials out, it looks like this may happen in reality too.
However, no promises have been made so far as the final outcome is still awaited. But, if everything goes well and as per plan then the day is not far away when we all will be having the much-awaited vaccine in our hands.
Here are five things which you must know about the Russian antidote for coronavirus:
1. The vaccine is developed by Gamalei National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology in partnership with the Russian Defence Ministry.
2. According to the TASS news agency of Russia, the first phase of human trial for this vaccine was started on June 18th with 18 volunteers from the armed forces having been chosen for administering the vaccine.
3. The news agency also said that the second phase will begin on 13th July.
4. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, it expects clinical trials to be fully completed by the end of July.
5. Volunteers who participated in the 18th June trial were discharged on 15th July. According to scientists, they are all healthy and there is nothing to worry about. The next lot of volunteers will be discharged by 20th July.
There are reports which claim that if everything goes as per plan, the vaccine will be launched by August 2020. But, an official statement on this is awaited.