India's First COVID-19 Vaccine Gets DCGI Approval For Human Trial

Chinese firm says coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in human test

The Drug Controller General of India has approved the company's application to conduct a Phase I and II clinical trial of Covaxin, which was developed along with the Indian Council of Medical Research's National Institute of Virology, the company said in a statement on Monday.

But if the results of the safety and efficacy trials, expected by October, are promising, the company will progress to larger clinical trials. The proactive support and guidance from CDSCO have enabled approvals to this project.

Can old vaccines work for covid-19? On vaccines, he said several candidates are being studied and "hopefully there will be doses available by the beginning of next year".

Pune-based Serum Institute of India, the world's largest vaccine maker by number of doses produced and sold globally, has also partnered to mass produce a vaccine being developed by the University of Oxford and backed by the United Kingdom government.

She called on the FDA to release any data it may use to approve any covid-19 vaccine.

More than 100 vaccines are being tested worldwide against the virus, which has claimed over 126,100 lives in the United States, according to a Reuters tally.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, a global race has been under way for a vaccination against Covid-19.

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"The difference between the strains present globally is something still being researched", a spokesperson for the vaccine maker told the BBC.

For China, it would also be about redemption, with the country's government having received fierce criticism for its delay in informing the world about the outbreak.

There are now 224 candidate vaccines in development globally, according to the data collected by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

Many countries around the world have managed to get a handle on the novel coronavirus pandemic, but until we have a safe and effective vaccine, we're going to have to continue to take drastic measures to protect ourselves and our neighbors.

This is the CanSino Biologics-Beijing Institute of Biotechnology product using the "non-replicating viral vector" design.

Ad5-nCoV was among the country's leading candidates for coronavirus vaccine for quite some time. But Bloom said developers of the coronavirus vaccine should ideally aim for a greater percentage of effectiveness.

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