The results of clinical trials of the vaccine against COVID-19 will be known in July, scientists in Russia began to test their development on themselves, said a representative of the Research Institute of Rospotrebnadzor
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The first results of a study of a vaccine against coronavirus infection COVID-19 in humans will appear in Russia in early July. This was stated by the deputy director of the Research Institute of Rospotrebnadzor Alexander Gorelov, reports RIA Novosti.
According to him, Russian scientists have already begun to test the experimental vaccine on themselves. The first results of clinical trials will indicate that the strategy chosen by scientists turned out to be right or wrong, Gorelov said.
“Safety is formed in lengthy trials on different types of animals from cell lines, and then only conduct tests on volunteers. Given the phase that tests on volunteers have been carried out, usually a vaccine is judged after a month – 45 days, ”the representative of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare said.
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On May 18, the head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, announced that clinical trials of the vaccine would begin in a month. Preclinical trials are being carried out according to the schedule, and for mass use it will become available at the end of July, he noted.