The unprecedented race for the covid-19 vaccine, in five charts -Rukmini S

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published Published on Jul 13, 2020   modified Modified on Jul 16, 2020

-Livemint.com

Unprecedented resources have been marshaled across the world in the race for a covid-19 vaccine, with the US and Germany pumping in most funds

The Indian government’s recent letter trying to speed up clinical trials for a vaccine candidate, which it is developing in collaboration with a Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company, betrayed its desperation to develop the world’s first covid-19 vaccine. But in a historically unparalleled global race for a vaccine, India is still some distance behind.

As of July 7, the World Health Organisation listed 160 vaccines in development at various stages of research and development. This makes it the biggest vaccine development effort in the history of mankind while a pandemic is still on, said the Indian virologist Shahid Jameel. Of these, 139 are currently in “preclinical evaluation" stages, which means that vaccine candidates are being tested on animals.

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Livemint.com, 13 July, 2020, https://www.livemint.com/news/india/the-unprecedented-race-for-the-covid-19-vaccine-in-five-charts-11594621843729.html


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