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Nits Professor of epidemiology and Microbiology named after N. F. Gamalei Anatoly Alstein revealed details of an informal test of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus, reports “Echo of Moscow”.
According to the scientist, the results of the tests are good, tests are continuing. “The vaccine is tested on animals and on volunteers, it provides neutralizing antibodies,” he added Alstein.
He also said that in August, a vaccine register and then begin her life, but if Russia will arise the second wave of the pandemic coronavirus — in the words of President Vladimir Putin, it can occur in the autumn — it can not manage to produce in the required quantities.
On the development and testing of vaccines in SIC name Gamalei announced on 22 may, the Director of the institution, Professor Alexander Ginzburg. The drug, according to the head of the center, is in the final stages of pre-clinical trials and is tested on primates, but scientists have introduced it themselves for their own protection in a pandemic, the side effects have not discovered. In NRC expect that official trials on volunteers will begin soon after data validation tests on primates and approval by the Ministry of health request for permission of clinical trials. Ginzburg admitted that this step can be completed by the end of the summer.
According to the Minister of health of Michael Murashko, the first results of development of the Russian vaccines against coronavirus may be submitted by the end of July. Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova reported that Russia is developing vaccines 47.
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