Russia’s Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Declared Completed

Henrietta Strickland
August 4, 2020

"We are very much counting on starting mass production in September", industry minister Denis Manturov said in an interview published by TASS news agency.

The Gam-COVID-Vac vaccine intends to reduce the time taken for the actual development of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, Murashko stated: 'I expect that developers of 2 other vaccines will request permission to start clinical trials on volunteers in the next 6 to 8 weeks.

"We plan wider vaccinations for October", he said, adding that teachers and doctors would be the first to receive it. As per Serum's revised proposal, 1,600 healthy volunteers over age 18 will be enrolled in trials conducted in 17 chosen sites - AIIMS-Delhi, B J Medical College in Pune, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRIMS) in Patna, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, AIIMS-Jodhpur, Nehru Hospital in Gorakhpur, Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam and JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research in Mysore, a PTI report says.

Meanwhile, the vaccine developed by Imperial College London has moved on to the next phase of its human trial, called the Imperial COVAC1 study. "We do think a two-shot vaccine would raise more robust response".

CDSCO gave permissions for conducting Phase II and Phase III clinical trials of Covidshield in Indian adults.

Sanofi-GlaxoSmithKline: Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline have said that they are in advanced discussions to supply up to 300 million doses of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine for the 27-country European Union.

Russian Federation said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out "several million" doses per month by next year.

Dr Fauci has said that the U.S. ought to have a "sheltered and powerful" vaccine before the current year's over.

Meanwhile, Russia is now developing a candidate vaccine.

Some Russian officials have boasted that the country will be the first to come up with the vaccine, even comparing it to the space race to produce the first satellite in the Soviet era.

Dr Fauci has said that the United States should have a "safe and effective" vaccine by the end of this year.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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