Hopes rise as countries race for COVID-19 vaccine

July 15, 2020: As the world is suffering from COVID-19, the trials for vaccines of the pandemic have entered a critical stage.

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July 15, 2020: As the world is suffering from COVID-19, the trials for vaccines of the pandemic have entered a critical stage. At least 3 countries including India have announced to start human clinical trials for the vaccine.

The Bharat Biotech International Limited and Zydus Cadilla, two Indian companies have been permitted by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to begin first and second phase of human clinical trials.

The ICMR has informed that approximately 1,000 volunteers have been participating in the exercise for each of the vaccines.

Meanwhile, US firm Moderna claimed that its human trial for a COVID-19 vaccine will begin on July 27. This will involve 30,000 volunteers.

Russia’s Sechenov University on Sunday had informed that they were expecting the launch of world’s first COVID-19 vaccine as soon as next month. As per the University, clinical trials of a vaccine developed by the Gamalei Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has already been completed.

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