Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday that COVID-19 is a new disease and in just three months, science has shown progress and developed tests for the disease. ICMR’s Chief Scientist Dr. R Gangakhedkar added 5 vaccines applicants have gone into the human trial phase out of 70 vaccine applicants. Speaking at a daily media briefing R Gangakhedkar said it has never happened before coronavirus pandemic in case of any other disease
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that vaccines developed or observed for the COVID-19 pandemic by 5 groups of scientists are in the phase of coming into the human trial phase after successfully passing trials on animals.
ICMR’s Chief Scientist Dr. R Gangakhedkar said at a daily media briefing that at least 70 groups of scientists all over the world have been working on the development of a vaccine for the COVID-19 and 5 groups of scientists have come into human trial phase.
At least 5 groups out of 70 groups of scientists who are regulating research on the vaccine of COVID-19 are in the concoct of coming to the human trial stage. One of the scientist groups is researching on ChAdOX1 vaccine, and not much side effect of the ChAdOX1 vaccine was observed during the trails on animals.
Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said there is a candidate vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 known as ChAdOx1 which is one of the first runners in the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19. He added that most of the scientists are hopeful that ChAdOX1 vaccine may work in the case of COOVID-19.
Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar said we are also hopeful and wish that it works….everyone will get benefits if a vaccine of coronavirus is developed successfully without any side effects.