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Russian scientists start testing anti-coronavirus vaccine

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Russian scientists start testing anti-coronavirus vaccine


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Russian experts have begun testing a vaccine against coronavirus, the Parlamentskaya Gazeta newspaper wirtes. Six different technological platforms are at the heart of this work.

Rospotrebnadzor stated that vaccine prototypes had been developed at the Vector scientific center for virology and biotechnology. Scientists have begun animal research.

Experts are going to find the most promising and safe options that provide the formation of a cellular and humoral immune response. Scientists will also determine the composition, dose and route of administration of the future vaccine.

According to researchers, the introduction of the vaccine will be possible at the end of this year.

Russkiy Mir reported that Russian scientists had deciphered the entire genome of the new coronavirus. The Ministry of Health said that the first gene was sequenced by scientists from Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza. The material was obtained from a Russian patient who contracted COVID-19.

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19, spreading from China, as a pandemic. The number of cases exceeded 200,000 people. The disease affected residents of about 160 countries. More than 9,000 people became victims of the virus. In Russia, about 200 hundred cases of infection have been recorded.

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