Coronavirus Vaccine is under-development, will it work? In the following article you will get to know the latest advancements, Researchers verdicts, Victims Stats & what Precautionary measurements need to be taken.
- Scientists and researchers around the globe are racing towards developing a coronavirus vaccine.
- National Institute of Health, Inovio, Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, among others,are working tirelessly on a vaccine.
- Researchers say that it may take some time before a reliable coronavirus vaccine is developed.
- To date,560+people have died due to the virus.
- WHO has published preventive measurements against the
- Our doctors will explain preventive and precautionary measures in easily understandable terms.
Current Developments on the Coronavirus Vaccine
China and other countries with high population density are more worried about developing a coronavirus vaccine; for these countries, a vaccine could prove as the only buffer between the virus and a pandemic.
Across the globe, various pharmaceutical giants, as well as government research organizations, are working hard to come up with an effective vaccine against the coronavirus. However, the world may have to wait until it is developed.
Along with Gilead, several biopharmaceutical companies are racing towards the development of a vaccine. Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Therapeutics & Inovia Pharmaceuticals, among others, are working hard day and night to come up with an effective vaccine.
Public health institutes led by researches from Baylor’s College of Medicine are also in pursuit.
Time reported on 1st February.
“Three months. That’s as long as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, is willing to wait to get a vaccine candidate against the latest coronavirus that he can start testing in people.”
Antibiotics cannot treat coronavirus infection, and there are no known antivirals, developing an effective vaccine is the best solution, and the most potent weapon health officials have against the virus.
The development of a vaccine takes a long time, there is a laborious process of growing the infectious agent in the laboratory, which essentially becomes the key to the vaccine.
After the development of the vaccine, it enters a trial phase, in which it is tested on different patients.
Only after successful outcomes, the vaccine is available for the public.
In the case of the coronavirus, the agent is quite active and infectious and does not give the immune system the time required to develop antibodies.
Scientists from China publicly posted the genomic sequence of the new virus on 10th January. From that information, researchers at the National Institute of Health have arrived on a genetic snippet that coded for proteins they believed were most likely to cause a triggered alarm for the human immune system.
This trigger is vital in the development of the vaccine.
So far, no actual vaccine has been developed.
Current Stats of Coronavirus Epidemic
According to the live toll, till date:
- 28,330+ people are affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
- 560+deaths have been confirmed.
As the virus continues to spread worldwide, with 11 confirmed cases in the United States alone, scientists and researchers are racing towards developing a coronavirus vaccine.
The United States government has imposed entry and travel restrictions:
The Trump administration ordered that as of Sunday afternoon, any American citizen who in the last two weeks had visited the Hubei province, whose capital city is Wuhan, was subject to a quarantine of up to 14 days after arriving in the United States.
CNN reported today:
“A Canadian citizen was turned away at the northern border as a part of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on people who have visited China before their arrival in the United States.”
How do Vaccines Normally Work?
When we get infected by a viral or bacterial infection, our immune system fights off the infection by producing antibodies, which are strands of protein. These antibodies fight off the invading agent.
Most of the time, our body successfully fights the infectious agent without us even knowing it.
In cases of more strong infectious agents like the measles virus or the whooping bacteria, the immune system does not get enough time to develop the antibodies.
Vaccines are weakened pathogens that give the immune system the time needed to create antibodies, without causing infection.
To learn more about the history of coronavirus here.
The CDC has issued guidelines for public health and safety. These good hygiene practices and prevention tips will help prevent the spread of the infectious virus.
Practice the following guidelines to prevent coronavirus:
- Cover your mouth and nose when sneezing, coughing, and yawning. You may cover your face with a tissue.
- Throw the tissue away in the bin after use.
- Clean your hands with soap or hand sanitizer after sneezing or coughing.
- Periodically clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid traveling with people who are coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching nose, mouth, and eyes.
Complete Medical Wellness – Ready & Able to Serve Our Community
Complete Medical Wellness is a medical care providing facility that strives for public health and feels responsible for giving the latest news to the people of New Jersey about the deadly outbreak.
CW reported that a man in Hackensack, NJ, was suspected of having the coronavirus, later the hospital revealed that it was a false alarm.
However, there are 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the country, which means that the virus has definitely landed in the United States.
Symptoms of the Coronavirus infection
The symptoms of coronavirus mimic those of the flu- fever, runny nose, cough. The infection causes pneumonia, and in severe cases, organ failure, resulting in death.
It is essential now more than ever to seek immediate medical attention if the symptoms are occurring.
What can we do for you?
Inform Our Community – How to Protect Yourself from Corona Virus?
- CMW shall provide WHO-approved guidelines to help you and your loved ones remain safe from this deadly virus.
- Quick Referrals to Equipped Facilities.
We want you to feel safe and healthy. Visit any Complete Medical Wellness Center today for a consultation