In Turkey, the coronavirus vaccine was tested on animals, and the tests were successful. Now doctors intend to conduct research with the participation of people, said Atesh Kara, a Professor at the University of Hacettepe in Ankara.
“The good news is that with the help of microneedles on a band-aid, animals were given a vaccine against coronavirus, which gave an immune response in the form of antibody production. It’s time to check whether it will protect people from the disease, ” he wrote on his Twitter page.
Atesh Kara is a member of the scientific Committee of Turkey for the study of coronavirus infection, TASS said.
In Russia, human trials of the COVID-19 vaccine will begin in June. the drug is being developed by the state research center for Virology and biotechnology “Vector”. 60 volunteers will take part in the experiment. Trials of the vaccine on primates should be completed by the end of April.
In total, Russia is developing 26 vaccines based on six technological platforms. The best options will undergo preclinical research and testing on volunteers.
In addition, in the near future, Rospotrebnadzor will determine the number of Russians who have already developed immunity to the coronavirus.