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China conducts first successful coronavirus vaccine test on monkeys

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: May 9, 2020, 23:40 IST
Chinese scientists have claimed that they have successfully tested the country's first vaccine against Covid-19 on monkeys, which is a significant development in the race to find a cure for the virus. According to the reports, PiCoVacc, an inactivated Covid-19 vaccine candidate made by Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech, has shown promising results.

While the government and scientists all over the world are trying to develop an effective vaccine against the deadly coronavirus, which has claimed lakhs of lives, Chinese scientists have claimed that they have successfully tested the country's first vaccine against COVID 19 virus.

 in monkeys, which is a significant development in the race to find a cure for the COVID 19 virus.

According to the reports, PiCoVacc, an inactivated 

COVID 19 vaccine

 candidate made by Beijing-based Sinovac Biotech, has shown promising results as the experimental vaccine could help protect the rhesus macaques, a type of monkey originating in India, from the virus.

For doing the trial, the researchers injected the vaccine in the monkeys who were then exposed to SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID 19 three weeks later. The report published in the science magazine stated that the vaccine triggered the immune response to produce the antibodies against the novel coronavirus. It was observed that these antibodies can also attack the normal virus.


The researchers also found that monkeys who were given a dose of PiCoVacc did not have the virus in their lungs after a week. While the monkeys that were not given the vaccine developed severe pneumonia.
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