- Tram Ho
Scientists are currently rushing to find a vaccine for the corona virus 2019-nCov causing pneumonia plague the world feared, when more than 24,000 people were infected and nearly 500 died. And recently, experts from the UK have announced an extremely happy breakthrough: successfully shortening the time to develop a stage in the preparation of vaccines, from 2-3 years to only a mere 14 days.
According to Professor Robin Shattock, a leading specialist in immunology and infection at Imperial College London (UK), his team will be able to start testing animal vaccines as early as next week, It is expected that human research will appear this summer.
“The traditional approach takes two to three years before it is released to the market. And we can create a potential laboratory vaccine maker in just 14 days.” – Shattock share.
“Early next week we will be working on animals – this is really a very short path. The next step, we will go from animal experiments to human studies.”
“I believe that with the right funding, we will succeed in a few months.”
Currently, the British government is completing the final flight, bringing citizens back from the Wuhan epidemic area. There are still 165 Brits in Hubei Province, of which 108 are requesting assistance to return home. To date, 94 British citizens have been brought in by the government since the outbreak.
“With this breakthrough, even if the virus becomes a global pandemic, it’s not too late. We don’t know much about the disease yet, but it’s likely to be pushed back by the summer.” come, like other diseases. “
“There may be a second surge, and then the vaccine will become extremely important.”
Source : Genk