Over 1,100 People For Clinical Trials Of India's First Covid Vaccine

No one expects a vaccine to become available for routine public use anywhere before at least the end of 2020 or early 2021

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had written to 12 Medical Institutes in the country to start the first phase of Human Clinical Trials by registering volunteers. The Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) has set the August 15 deadline for the launch of Covaxin.

India's Bharat Biotech International Ltd. has reportedly developed a candidate vaccine named Covaxin for coronavirus.

"ICMR's process is exactly in accordance with the globally accepted norms to fast-track the vaccine development for diseases of pandemic potential wherein human and animal trials can continue in parallel".

Critics believe the target date is political: 15 August is India's Independence Day, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi traditionally climbs the ramparts of the Red Fort in Delhi to give a long speech touting his government's achievements and make major announcements.

"It's a tried and true strategy", said Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, about inactivated vaccine technology.

A state-controlled entity, for example, completed two vaccine plants at what it called the "war time speed" of a couple of months, while state-owned enterprises and the military have allowed experimental shots to be used on staff.

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At a meeting on June 15, the expert committee of India's drugs regulator also specified four conditions that companies have to meet for vaccine development.

"Finding a safe and efficicatious vaccine is the ultimate goal that has bcome a global emergency, to significantly impact and to change the course of the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused so much devastation and misery to the whole of humankind and the future of the world", said Eskom.

"If the tests are conclusive, the vaccine could be registered in the United Kingdom by the end of the year and in other countries, including Brazil, in early 2021", Clemens added, noting that registration in Brazil should be easier and faster due to on-site testing. The vaccine is has cleared clinical trials and will begin human trials from July 7.

For instance, the USA has pledged $456 million, $583 million and $1.2 billion to three companies pursuing candidate vaccines.

Six Indian companies are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with inputs from ICMR and Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) and Hyderabad-based Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CSIR). The vaccine for the novel coronavirus may be developed anywhere in the world. The antibodies produced by the vaccine can completely neutralize the wild-type virus in the virus neutralization evaluation, indicating that the candidate vaccine has protective potential, Zydus of Cadila Healthcare Ltd. said in the statement.

The University of Oxford and AstraZeneca's phase 3 clinical trial involves assessing how the vaccine works in a large number of people over the age of 18.

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