Human trials of covid 19 vaccine:
The university began clinical trials of the covid 19 vaccine produced by
Russia’s Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology on June 18.
The clinical trials of the world’s first coronavirus vaccine on volunteers at
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University has been successfully completed,
Vadim Tarasov, the director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, told Sputnik, adding that the first group of volunteers would be discharged on Wednesday and the second on July 20.
The university began clinical trials of the vaccine produced by Russia’s Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology on June 18.
“Sechenov University has successfully completed tests on volunteers of the world’s first vaccine against coronavirus,” Tarasov said.
According to Alexander Lukashev, the director of the Institute of Medical Parasitology,
Tropical and Vector-Borne Diseases at Sechenov University,
the objective of this stage of the study was to show the vaccine’s safety for human health, which was successfully done.
With this Russia has become the first nation to complete human clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine and the results prove the medication`s effectiveness.
However, there was no further information on when this vaccine would enter the commercial production stage.
There are at least 21 Covid 19 vaccines currently under key trials, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
As of Sunday morning, the global number of COVID-19 cases stood at 12,681,472,
while the death toll climbing to 564,420, according to Johns Hopkins University in the US.
The US accounted for the world’s highest number of infections and fatalities at 3,245,158 and
134,764 while Brazil is in the second place with 1,839,850 infections and 71,469 deaths.
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