A few days ago the Russian government released the world‘s first vaccine against Sars-CoV-2 or Covid-19, but experts sharply criticized this step, as the Russian authorities skipped or ignored several phases of the international approval procedures.
The many pharmaceutical companies involved in the development of a vaccine also try to streamline and speed up processes, but the safety of people and patients is the top priority. And those are many potential vaccines, how many can now be seen in the updated corona tracker of the Microsoft search engine Bing.
An overview of the current status of vaccine development
Extended to include vaccine trackers
Because the Covid-19 tracker, which Microsoft has been offering as an app and via Bing for a while, has now started an overview that shows how many vaccines are currently being prepared or tested. The three or five phases are broken down. It starts with the “Preclinical” category, where Bing currently has 139 vaccines. This is the first stage at which no human experiments are carried out on the shelf.
In phase 1, small-scale security tests are carried out, followed by phase 2 with extended security tests, and finally the third phase, in which large-scale tests are carried out. As can also be seen in the Bing tracker, the further the work on them, the smaller the number of potential vaccines. A total of 177 projects are currently counted worldwide, but only six vaccines have reached phase 3. Finally there is “approved”, where the “Russian one” can currently be found.
The vaccination tracker is certainly useful for an initial overview, but unfortunately you cannot click on the individual points or phases to find out which vaccines are.
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