Coronavirus: India towards vaccine launch on August 15 – Last Hour


(ANSA) – ROME, JULY 07 – India plans to have a vaccine against Covid-19 for August 15: the information, contained in a filtered letter last Friday through Twitter, sparked criticism and skepticism from the community international scientific, according to which there could hardly be the time necessary for clinical trials.

The Indian Academy of Sciences calls the government’s decision “unreasonable and unprecedented,” as reported by the Science magazine website.

Last week, the Indian government gave two companies, Bharat Biotech and Zydus Cadila, permission to begin Phase I and II clinical trials on their vaccines. Bharat Biotech works with the National Institute of Virology, which is part of the Indian Medical Research Council (ICMR). And it was precisely the director general of the ICMR to reveal the date of August 15, in a letter to the hospitals involved in the clinical trials. “It is expected to launch the vaccine for public health use from August 15, 2020, after all clinical trials are complete,” writes Balram Bhargava. (HANDLE).


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