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Finally, there is real hope of controlling the SARS-CoV-2 virus epidemic. The American biotechnology company Moderna has developed a vaccine called mRNA-1273. It is ready for testing.
Company officials say vaccine research began just 6 weeks ago. The product is almost ready for the first tests. They can take place already in April. Work on the vaccine has consumed several million dollars, and in the course of them the power of artificial intelligence and supercomputers were used. It is worth mentioning here that the first SARS vaccine was created only 20 months after the outbreak.
The Moderny anti-coronavirus vaccine was designed to target the protein on its surface. It is responsible for infecting human cells and replicating the virus already in human bodies. The first batch of vaccines for the latest coronavirus that appeared in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan has already been sent to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the United States. Although clinical tests may start in a few weeks, those infected with coronavirus will have to wait for it to take up to several months.
Moderna Therapeutics and US government agencies must first conduct a series of clinical tests on mRNA-1273 vaccine before it can be used on infected individuals. It is impossible to allow a situation in which the condition of patients with CoVID-19 after administration of the drug will deteriorate or unexpected complications threatening their health and life will occur.
Many biotechnology companies from around the world are currently working on SARS-CoV-2 vaccines. Specifics in different forms and characterized by a different scale of operations are expected to appear the fastest in April, but tests will be conducted only in May. Currently, it is Boston's Moderna that has the greatest chance of launching the first effective product on the market.
April’s tests of American two doses of the vaccine are to be performed on 45 people who are in critical condition. Let's keep our fingers crossed for them to proceed successfully, and patients begin to recover after giving the drug. If this happens, Moderna will start producing the vaccine on a massive scale and then humanity will receive powerful weapons to fight the largest epidemic of the coronavirus in the 21st century.
The virus has already begun spreading to all over the world. It was a terrible situation for China. But now, it’s more terrible for the whole world. That’s why we cannot wait to hear good news from the scientists and see the solution for this virus.