The first clinical trials are already beginning, but widespread vaccination is still far away.
About 20 vaccines for the new type of COVID-19 coronavirus are being developed worldwide. Several countries are searching for a solution. The first clinical trials are already beginning, but widespread vaccination is still far away. The World Health Organization (WHO) stated this.
Leading experts report that the clinical trials and safety confirmations required to put a workable vaccine on the market can take up to 18 months.
The first human trials of the vaccine, which began this week in the United States, were unprecedented in speed, the WHO said. According to the organization, this happened because China and other countries shared the genome of the new coronavirus with scientists around the world.
According to The Wall Street Journal, more than 20 thousand people agreed to participate in the search for a vaccine against the new coronavirus, along with British scientists from the hVIVO laboratory. Participants in the experiment will not be infected with COVID-19 due to the lack of medication. A virus of the same family will be used for this purpose. Thousands of people will be in the territory where the virus is spreading. The test will be successful if the person is not ill. For participation in the experiment, there is a reward of three and a half thousand pounds