Turkey announces successful test of coronavirus vaccine in animals

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Turkish doctors have successfully tested a new type of coronavirus vaccine in their animals.

This was announced on Sunday by the professor of the metropolitan university Hacettepe Atesh Kara, who is a member of the Turkish Scientific Committee for the Study of Coronavirus.

“There is good news. Using microneedles on a band-aid, animals were injected with a vaccine against coronavirus, which creates antibodies to coronavirus and does not allow it to join the cells. Now it’s time to check whether it protects people from the disease,” he wrote on his page in twitter.

Meanwhile, now the coronavirus vaccines in Russia are being tested on animals – mice, ferrets, lower primates. These tests are expected to be completed by the end of April.

On Saturday, Rinat Maksyutov, director general of the State Vector Scientific Center, said that preclinical trials are expected to begin on May 11, and clinical trials may begin on June 29.

An outbreak caused by the new coronavirus disease was recorded at the end of 2019 in Central China and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. According to the latest data, more than 1.1 million people were infected in the world, over 65 thousand deaths were recorded.

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