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Australia scientists begin test of potential COVID-19 vaccines

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:05 PM, 2 April 2020  

Australia scientists begin test of potential COVID-19 vaccines

Australia scientists begin test of potential COVID-19 vaccines

Researchers around the world are working to find a vaccine to prevent the death toll from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Australia has already joined the global race to invent the vaccine to combat the epidemic.

The country's national science agency has made a statement about the potential vaccine. The organization said the first phase of testing two potential coronavirus vaccines in "milestone" lab trials. The vaccines, made by Oxford University and US company Inovio Pharmaceutical, have been cleared for animal testing by the World Health Organization.

But Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) says its tests will be the first comprehensive pre-clinical trials of the vaccines to use an animal model.

Dr Rob Grenfell, CSIRO health director, said it would take three months to complete the preliminary test. No vaccine will be available until the end of next year. He hopes to be able to hand over the vaccine to the customers after 18 months of work. Many things will change. Many technical obstacles have to be overcome but to go ahead.

Grenfell also said the two coronavirus vaccines will be applied to human bodies at the end of April or early next month.

CSIRO said the vaccine will be tested and evaluated in the trial. Injections and nasal sprays will be made for advance protection. CSIRO-only outside China has shown the ability to create a different version of the coronavirus. In addition, COVID-19 is conducting pre-clinical research.

An Australian researcher claims the vaccine has reached the pre-clinical testing level in just eight weeks. The process is expected to be completed within the next two years.

Meanwhile, the United States launched a vaccine test in Seattle last March. In addition to Mordana, the United States has signed a deal to create a vaccine with Johnson & Johnson. Outside these two institutions, the government is negotiating a contract with two other institutions.

According to sources, Reuters reported that Israel applied a prototype of the COVID-19 vaccine to rats in a biochemical laboratory.

According to the latest data from the WorldoMeter, coronavirus has killed 47,314 people worldwide while 9,38,923 people infected. Of these, one lakh 1,95,416 were healed.

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