In the United States, testing for the coronavirus vaccine has begun.
U.S.A. scientists have begun the first phase of testing a coronavirus vaccine on humans, in the hope that they could develop a potential vaccine against Covid-19 in record time.
The first injections were given to healthy volunteers at the Kaiser Permanent Research Institute in Seattle, VOA reported.
– We are now a team for the coronavirus. “Everyone wants to do what they can in this emergency,” said research chief Lisa Jackson.
This is just the beginning of a series of experiments on humans to show if vaccines are safe and effective at all. Even if all goes well, the injections will not be available next year, a year and a half, said Anthony Fauzzi of the US National Institutes of Health.
However, finding the vaccine is very urgent and a priority for public health, Fauci said, noting that this is the first step in that direction.
American journalists attended the first vaccination when a manager in a small IT company appeared among the first volunteers. Before her, according to the American media, there were three more people in the test for which 45 volunteers applied, who will receive two doses of vaccine in a period of one month.
– I don’t know what I can do. This is a great opportunity for me to do something, said Jennifer Holler from Seattle, while waiting in line to receive the vaccine.
The vaccine, codenamed mRNA-1273, is being developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health and the modern biotechnology company Moderna. Ink from Massachusetts.