Govt. said, ‘Human testing of India’s corona vaccine begins the end of this epidemic’

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Govt. said, ‘Human testing of India’s corona vaccine begins the end of this epidemic’

New Delhi: Amidst the growing havoc of Corona in the country, the government said, ‘approval of human trials of the Corona vaccine COVAXIN and ZyCov-D being made in India marks the beginning of the end of the global epidemic of coronavirus, which has given 1.12 crore people worldwide Has infected and killed more than 5.3 lakh people. In the letter written by the ministry, it said, ‘Currently more than 100 vaccines are underway in the world, out of which 11 have been approved for human trials.

According to NDTV, The letter issued by the ministry states that ‘The Drug Controller General of India, CDSC’s permission to conduct human trials for the vaccine is the beginning of the end of this deadly virus.’ The ministry said that ‘six companies of India are working for the Corona vaccine. 11 of the 140 contenders worldwide, including COVAXIN and ZyCov-D, have been approved by Human Trials.

The ministry also said that the two major contenders – the manufacturers of AZD1222 (British firm AstraZeneca) and MRNA-1273 (US-based Moderna) have also signed production agreements with Indian companies. Their vaccines should prove to be safe and effective. Both are allowed for Phase II, III trials.

Usually the first two stages of a drug test are for safety, while the third one tests the efficacy of the drug. Each phase may take several months or even years to complete.

The ministry’s statement comes after a controversy in which the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) aimed to develop and release the Coronavirus Vaxin by 15 August (Independence Day).

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