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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Information that you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Corona, a virus that has been spread all over the world since December, and it shook the world’s economic status, medicinal facilities. It was an unspecified virus that made the world static.

Since the outbreak, many precautions have been taken from tracing the virus to multiple lockdowns, social distancing, wearing masks, PPE kits, advancing treatment facilities, to restrict the virus, but nothing seems to work.

Every day thousands of cases are reported in every country. Now, it is the time for vaccines, and researchers and scientists are working incessantly to manufacture the vaccine that can fight with the coronavirus.

When can we expect the vaccine?

According to the World Health Organisation chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, it will take two years to cover 60 to 70% of the population with COVID-19 vaccination.

Over 40 clinical trials are already going on across the world, but to provide such a huge population it will take two years. But, few vaccines are in their phase 2 or 3 trials, and it may launch at the end of 2021.

From Morderna’s safe vaccine to Bharat Biotech’s COVID vaccine, scientists and pharmacists and researchers are working together to help each other with resources and to come up with some kind of formula that can combat the virus.

Some researchers are promising to launch the vaccine in early 2021.

Vaccine update

Moderna Therapeutics Inc. is working on a vaccine that can have an impact on senior citizens without having any side effects. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech is working on two COVID vaccines. COVAXIN is in the second trial phase. It has been ale to produce a good immunity response on the candidates.

The scientists who worked on the Oxford vaccine are promising to launch theirs by the end of December 2020. Bharat Biotech is working on with Washington University School of Medicine to develop another vaccine, which shall restrict the virus affecting the nasal or respiratory systems.

Russia’s second venture

Russia is already ahead in the race of launching vaccines to combat the virus. Though Sputnik V, a vaccine candidate, has been made available in India, Dr. Reddy Laboratories, India, has been asked to resubmit the protocols for conducting clinical-human trials.

But there are rumours that another vaccine is manufactured by the Russians that will be ready to launch soon.


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