Clinical trials of World's first anti coronavirus vaccine started
ISLAMABAD - China has started clinical trials of its first vaccine developed to cure the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A team of researchers led by Chen Wei, the country’s top military bio-warfare expert, revealed Beijing has given the go-ahead to clinical trials.
“Vaccine is the strongest scientific weapon to end the coronavirus,” she told state broadcaster CCTV.
“If China is the first country to invent such weapons and have our own patents, it shows the progress of our science and the image of a giant country.” Ad
Chen said the research team has also prepared for large-scale production of the vaccine.
The Recombinant Novel Coronavirus Vaccine was successfully developed following more than a month of research, including the study of the vaccines for Ebola.
Being a leading specialist in genetic engineering vaccines in China, she developed a medical spray during the SARS outbreak in 2003.
The product prevented around 14,000 medical workers from contracting the virus, said another state-media report.