American researchers in Seattle on Monday and made the first test of a potential coronavaccine on a human being.
It shall notify the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), under the jurisdiction of the u.s. department of health.
The first test person is Jennifer Halls, a 43-year-old mother of two teenagers. She resides in Seattle. After her, several other subjects put the shoulder to an injection.
In all, the vaccine must be tested in 45 healthy subjects aged 18 to 55 years of age in the course of six weeks.
- The first participant got forsøgsvaccinen today, writing the NIH in a press release.
Forsøgsvaccinen has been named mRA-1273. It has been developed by researchers at the NIH, in cooperation with the biotekselskabet Moderna, which is located in Cambridge in the state of Massachusetts.
It is a 'hasteprioritet in the field of public health' to find a vaccine against the corona virus, according to the latest figures has cost a little over 7000 people worldwide.
It says Anthony Fauci. He is chief of the division of infectious diseases at the NIH.
- This first phase of the research, which were put in place in record time, is an important first step in the direction of achieving the goal, he says.
however, It is only a first step. It can still take a year to a year and a half before a vaccine is proven and made available on the market, writes the news agency AFP.
At present there is no vaccine against coronavirusset, as the world health Organization (WHO) has declared a pandemic.
drug companies and researchers around the world are working to develop both a treatment and a vaccine against the new coronavirus.