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Coronavirus vaccine goes on trial in US

Clinical trial of a vaccine for coronavirus has started in a Seattle reasearch institute. The first volunteer is a 43-year old mother of two. Another 45 participants also will take the jab and it may take a few months before the results are known. The vaccine called mRNA-1273 was developed at Moderna, based in Massachusetts.US President Trump said, "I'm pleased to report today that a vaccine candidate has begun the phase one clinical trial. This is one of the fastest vaccine development launches in history."

SEATTLE, Mar 16: Although experts have estimated that it might take over a year to find a remedy for coronavirus (covid-19), a clinical trial of a vaccine was begun by the Kaiser Research Institute in Seattle, today.

The first recipient was named Jennifer Haller. She is a 43- year old mother of two, from Seattle. According to a BBC report, 45 other volunteers too will have the shot. A volunteer is given two jabs, 28 days apart.

The vaccine is called mRNA-1273 and was developed at the biotechnology company Moderna, Inc., based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The actual virus was not used to have a weakened virus for the test, but a copy.

Trump said, it is one of the fastest vaccine development launches in history. "I'm pleased to report today that a vaccine candidate has begun the phase one clinical trial. This is one of the fastest vaccine development launches in history. Not even close. We're also racing to develop antiviral therapies and other treatments," Trump told reporters at the White House.

In view of the urgency to find a way to stop the rampaging virus that has already caused enormous losses in terms of human lives and taken a heavy toll of the global economy, many intervening steps in the trial like animal testing have been given a go-by.

It may take several months to confirm if the vaccine is effective.

The Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute project is financed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).





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