Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by November
Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China could be ready for use by November, according to an official from China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to NDTV report, three of the vaccines have already been administered to essential workers under an emergency use programme initiated in July.
Phase 3 clinical trials were proceeding smoothly and the vaccines could be ready for the general public in November or December, CDC chief biosafety expert Guizhen Wu said in an interview with state TV late on Monday.
Relentless efforts by scientists around the globe are being felt with a keen interest in finding a vaccine to save lives and perhaps bring back to feet the dwindling global economy that has left businesses shut with millions of jobs lost.
On September 12, clinical trials for the AstraZeneca Oxford coronavirus vaccine resumed in the United Kingdom.
This followed confirmation by the Medicine Health Regulatory Authority that it was safe to do so.
It was after the pharmaceuticals suspended the clinical trials when a volunteer showed a suspected adverse reaction in the UK.
AstraZeneca described it as a “routine” pause in the case of “an unexplained illness”.
The AstraZeneca-Oxford University vaccine has been noted as a strong contender among dozens being developed globally.
Vaccine makers around the world are in an intense run to develop an effective vaccine to save millions of lives against the virus that has so far claimed more than 920, 000 lives.