The Chinese government approved the initiation of clinical trials of two inactivated vaccines against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, announced April 14, the Agency “Xinhua”.
One vaccine was developed Wuhan Institute of biological products (a branch of the state pharmaceutical Corporation Sinopharm), the second company Sinovac.
Currently in China to carry out clinical trials of three vaccines against coronavirus. This was told at a briefing on 14 April the head of the Department of scientific and technical promotion of social development Ministry of science and technology of China Have Yanbing, said channel CCTV.
The first human trial began CanSino Biologics. In late March, the company finished the first phase of clinical trials, April 9, began the recruitment of volunteers for the second phase, reported From Yanbing.
In General, clinical trials consist of three stages, the latest study involved more people than the first two.
“The final decision whether to use the vaccine will be based on the results of clinical trials, plus the time needed for some procedures of approval,” explained Have Wangbing.
According to the world health organization in the world is developed not less than 70 vaccines against coronavirus. Human trials have started companies in China and the USA, others are in preclinical studies. More than others in the trials have advanced Chinese CanSino Biologics.
The Agency Bloomberg noted that usually from the beginning of the development of a vaccine on the market is 10-15 years, but in the case of coronavirus pharmaceutical companies are seeking to reduce this time and produce the vaccine by next year.
An outbreak of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 began in December of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.93 million, including more than 464 thousand was cured, and 120 863 died.
Special medications from coronavirus infection COVID-19 does not exist now in this disease is only symptomatic treatment. The world health organization notedthat a number of medicines can contribute to improved well-being and relief of symptoms COVID-19, but there is no evidence that any drug to prevent or treat the disease.