No vaccine will be available as early as next year, information given to Parliament's standing committee
Any effective vaccine against corona infection will be available as early as next year. This information was given in the standing committee meeting of parliament on Friday.
11th July, 2020
Any effective vaccine against corona infection will be available as early as next year. This information was given in the meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Science and Technology and Environment and Climate Change. This meeting of the Standing Committee was held on Friday after almost three and a half months due to the lockdown. Major scientists of the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Council of Science and Research (CSIR) and the government presented the information in the presentation to the members of the standing committee.
The meeting was chaired by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. Apart from them, six more members joined it. Sources said that when the corona vaccine was discussed in the meeting, members were told that it could be available as early as next year. Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu has expressed happiness over the resumption of parliamentary committee meetings in a tweet. He said that I am happy that three and a half months after the last sitting of Parliament on 23 March, the standing parliamentary committees related to the departments have resumed functioning.
Recently, the Bangalore-based Indian Academy of Science (IASC) also said that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR )'s goal of launching the corona vaccine by August 15 is beyond reality. The IASC had said that even though the vaccine is urgently needed, it needs to be tested in several stages before its use on humans. The IASC referred to the ICMR letter that said that the vaccine should be completed by August 15 and the vaccine would be launched.
It is worth mentioning that Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. Has also talked about making Covid-19 vaccine. Not only this, the Drug Controller General of India, DCGI has also approved the trial of Zydus Cadila on humans of this vaccine. Zydus Cadila is the second company in the country to get permission for tests on humans. Earlier, Bharat Biotech of Hyderabad was allowed such trials. Both drug companies claim that their vaccines have proved effective in the trials on animals.
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