Italian scientists claim to have developed the world’s first vaccine that can prevent infection coronavirus infection COVID-19. About it reports the Daily Mail.
According to the publication, a vaccine already tested on rodents and took them developed antibodies. Preliminary results of laboratory tests showed that the antibodies were able to stop the infected by coronavirus infection of human cells.
The head of the company, which is developing vaccines, said that soon plans to start testing it on people and expect successful results.
“As far as we know, we are the first in the world demonstrated neutralizing coronavirus infection vaccine”, he added.
He noted that large-scale vaccine trials planned for autumn this year.
An outbreak of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 began in December of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, coronavirus in the world were infected in excess of 3.77 million people, more than 264,4 thousand of them died, and 1.25 million recovered.
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.
Who believe that the coronavirus would pose a serious threat, until they invent a vaccine. Now, according to the organization, in the world is developed not less than 70 vaccines against coronavirus.