Russian scientists begin testing of coronavirus vaccines

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Moscow: Russian scientists have started testing different types of potential coronavirus vaccines in labs in Siberia.

Russian public health regulators said on Friday that scientists tested potential vaccine prototypes in animals in a laboratory in Siberia.

Russia has reported 199 cases of coronavirus so far, less than in many other European countries, but this number has risen sharply in recent days. One person died of the diagnosis.

Regulators say scientists at the Victor State Virology and Biotechnology Center in Novosibirsk developed vaccine prototypes based on six different technology platforms and started testing Monday to try to determine their effectiveness and what they can use Dose. .

Scientists around the world have warned that vaccine development is a long and complex process that may produce only some commonly used vaccines in the next 12-18 months.

“Most often, laboratory mice and rats are used for such studies, ferrets, lower primates and other special lines of laboratory animals are also used,” the Russian regulator, Rospotrebnadzor, said in a statement.

Scientists predict that it will be possible to start introducing vaccines by the last three months of 2020.

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