The World Health Organization says 70 vaccines against the coronavirus are in the works, together with three currently being tested on people.
The race against the clock to think of a vaccine against the coronavirus continues across the world, together with the World Health Organization (WHO) revealing that, at present, there are 70 in development.
Three coronavirus vaccines being trialed on people
Three of them are at a more advanced stage and have begun trials on people. The job at Hong Kong-based CanSino Biologics Inc and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology is the furthest along, as it’s the only potential vaccine that is presently in phase two from three of the clinical development process.
The other two vaccines, which are being made by the United States companies Inovio Pharmaceuticals and Moderna, the latter in combination with the country’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, are equally in phase one.
Two vaccines being developed in Spain
One of the 67 WHO-recognised jobs that remain at the pre-clinical test stage, you will find two in Spain, both at its National Centre for Biotechnology.
One is being led by the scientists Isabel Sola and Luis Enjuanes, who are using a practice of reverse genetics to create a replica of SARS-Cov-2, allowing them to manipulate its genome and remove the virulent aspects which cause the disease.
The other, conducted by Mariano Esteban, is attempting to create a version on the vaccine used to eliminate smallpox.
In general, vaccine research has been still underway in 20 countries globally:
Sweden Denmark Italy United Kingdom Belgium Romania Germany France Russia Netherlands Switzerland Spain
Rest of the planet
United States (with 18 jobs, It's the most active country) China Japan India Canada Australia Thailand Israel
12 to 18 months to complete development stages
Despite the widespread efforts being made to find a vaccine, nevertheless, it is. It is projected that it will take between 12 and 18 weeks to complete each of the required stages of development, albeit several programmers are working hard to decrease this interval.