In Russia, the first vaccine against coronavirus is tested on animals

Vaccine trials are currently underway in animals, including lower primates. As part of biology testing

they will choose the most promising and safe prototypes that form the cellular and humoral immune response to coronavirus.

Also as part of animal testingexperts will determine the composition, dose and method of drug administration. The report notes that in case of successful testing on animals and further clinical trials, the drug may appear already at the end of 2020.

Russian vaccine is being developedSpecialists of the research laboratory “Gene and Cellular Technologies” at the Kazan Federal University. Vaccine prototypes for testing were developed at the State Scientific Center for Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" on six different technology platforms.

In addition to Russia, groups of scientists in China, the USA and Germany are also testing coronavirus vaccines.

Now in 160 countries there are more than 244thousand cases of infection with this infection. 90% of all cases occur in six countries - China, Italy, Iran, Spain, Germany and the USA. At the same time, in China, where the virus came from, there is a significant reduction in the epidemic. Since the end of 2019, 10 thousand people have died from coronavirus infection, more than 86 thousand people have been cured. In Russia, there are now 199 patients with coronavirus infection, one patient died.

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