More than 50 institutes-companies are involved in the making of coronavirus vaccine, Now three months of data collection after testing on humans.
New Delhi. Amidst growing threat of Coronavirus in India, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said in Rajya Sabha that the country is fully prepared to fight coronavirus and there is no need to panic. Dr. Harsh Vardhan told that the vaccine testing of coronavirus is going on and the government is very prompt.
On the other hand, whether it is China, Italy or America, following stringent steps like lock-down and isolation, there is no desired success in stopping COVID-19. After the global pandemic was declared, hopes are now turned to the making of the coronavirus vaccine. The good thing is that the way scientists have shown solidarity in making vaccines for diseases like SARS, MARS, and Ebola, the same is seen in Corona.
China first completed the SARS-CoV-2 genetic material test and shared it with scientists around the world in January, followed by rapid work towards a prototype and now effective vaccine testing and data collection are going on. The US National Institute for Health has said that it will now take three months to collect data after the first trial starts in March. After this, the next phase will start.
Medical Science Update: More than 50 medical institutes and companies worldwide are working day and night to make the COVID-19 vaccine. Four companies in China, America, and Israel have also tested the vaccine on animals. The US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority is moving forward with scientists from private companies for this. Companies such as French company Sanofi Pasteur and Johnson & Johnson are working together on this project. On March 16, Moderna, Boston’s best biotech company, has taken a bold step and started testing the vaccine on humans as well. According to a survey by Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News, in addition to government institutions, large companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi and smaller companies like Moderna and Glide Sciences are increasingly testing the vaccine, yet in 2020 it is less likely to enter the market.
Update from the US: According to the report of the news agency AP, the US has gone through human testing of the corona vaccine. In Seattle’s Kaiser Permanent Research Facility, the vaccine was first applied to a 43-year-old woman named Jennifer, the mother of two children. The first trial included 45 healthy youth. The vaccine was prepared by the American pharma company Moderna and is being trialed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, which is funding it. It will take 18 months to prepare even if the trial is successful. Normally the first test of any vaccine is done on animals, but keeping in mind the effects of the epidemic, it has been directly tested on humans.
Update from India: Scientists at the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) have succeeded in isolating strains of coronaviruses. Separating the strain of the virus will go a long way in creating kits for screening, drug detection, and vaccine research. So far, America, Japan, Thailand, and China are the only four countries in the world that have achieved this success. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) scientist Priya Abraham said that India has crossed the first stage to protect against coronavirus. There are 6 thousand tests every day in India. Furthermore than 1 million kits have been ordered. ICMR is considering using private hospitals for testing.’
Update from China: According to China Central Television, the Chinese government, military, and companies here are looking for concrete solutions after the first corona cases came to light in Wuhan here. The team led by 53-year-old Shane Wei, a medical expert from the People’s Liberation Army, has been successful in creating a clinical application of Corona’s vaccine. This team created a vaccine to ward off dangerous viruses such as SARS and Ebola. When the prototype of the vaccine was made, Shane decided to first test it himself. Inspired by them, 7 members of the Communist Party of China also got vaccinated. On the other hand, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Government of China has reported that a new mRNA vaccine from Corona has been created by CDC, Tangji University School of Medicine and Systemna Therapeutics Company. It has been tested on mice and further testing is being done on humans.
Update from Israel: According to the newspaper Haraj, the Institute of Biological Research under the Prime Minister’s Office has taken the fastest step towards making the vaccine for COVID-19. Israel’s Defense Minister said that scientists have succeeded in identifying the characteristics and biological functions of the coronavirus. He informed that more than 50 experienced scientists in the institute are engaged in making vaccines. However, this vaccine has yet to go through several stages for testing in humans and the work may take months. After successful testing in humans after animals, it will be sent for approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of the US.
Update from Australia: According to The Australian Report, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has a prolific Indian professor SS Vasan and his team working steadily towards making the coronavirus vaccine. Prof. Vasan said that we would like to thank our colleagues of the Doherty Institute who removed the virus and gave it to us so that it could be researched. At present, the entire team is studying in-depth. On the other hand, the team of Queensland University scientists Paul Young, Keith Chappell, and Trent Munro has also moved in this direction. After about 250 different formulations, they have succeeded in creating a prototype that can be used on mice. It has been reported that scientists will be able to test it on humans in the next three months.