World Desk, Tech for FTCP, Beijing.
Updated Fri, 14 Aug 2020 12:30 AM IST
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China is repeatedly trying to take credit for being the first country in the world to produce the Kovid-19 vaccine. Along with this, the medical team of his People's Liberation Army (PLA) has been engaged since January. Now the clinical trial for the third phase of the vaccine is being done there.
China is claiming that it had made the Kovid-19 vaccine earlier than Russia or any other country in the world and the clinical trial should take place on March 16, with this vaccine being led by Major General Shen Wei of the People's Liberation Army. had gone. The second phase of its clinical trial was completed on 12 April.
China claims that it started testing Kovid-19 from 26 January in Hubei, Wuhan. For this, a testing lab was started in Wuhan and now soon a thousand people will be tested in this lab.
Ever since the news of the vaccine prepared in Russia has started coming, China is trying to prove that Russia has done the work that it is doing now in April itself. For this, he also cites the World Health Organization and says that the clinical trial in April was considered by WHO to be the first trial in the world.
For this, Chinese experts did a lot of research and were busy day and night. Actually, a lot of research is also done for clinical trials first so that it does not yield any bad results. That's why it took so much time for the third phase of the trial.
Shen Wei, who played a very important role in the research of Kovid-19 and making medicines and vaccines for its rescue, has received the civilian honor of 'People's Hero' there two days ago. Giving information about the third phase of the vaccine trial, Shane said that after this the vaccine will be available to the general public.