As the novel coronavirus continues to grow at a much faster pace, the developed countries of the world have started a race to prepare the coronavirus vaccine. Almost all the reputed institutes of the world are working day and night to be the first in the race of coronavirus vaccine.
What a vaccine is?
Edward Jenner gave us the first vaccine in 1796. A vaccine is a preparation containing usually killed or weakened microorganisms (as bacteria or viruses) that is given usually by injection to increase protection against a particular disease. In today’s world, a vaccine has become a necessity for the existence of mankind.
COVID outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019:
The novel coronavirus first broke out in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. It was said to be transferred from bats to humans. By the end of January 2020, it reached more than 27 countries. The virus continues to grow and reached over 58 countries by the end of February with over 87,000 cases and about 3,000 deaths globally. By 10 July 2020, the total confirmed cases of coronavirus have reached over 12 million cases with over 500,000 deaths worldwide.
Development of coronavirus vaccine:
There are multiple efforts in progress to develop such a vaccine. Many reputed institutes are taking part in its preparation. The Oxford University in England has reached phase-III in the preparation of coronavirus which comprises of a trial of vaccines on human beings. Moderna, a US-based biotech company, and CanSino Biologics, a China-based biotech company, have reached phase-ii in the development of corona virus vaccine.
Almost all the well-to-do nations including China, USA, UK, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Russia, and Belgium are participating in the development of coronavirus vaccine and taking the world closer towards the coronavirus vaccine. By June 2020, governments, corporations, health organizations, and institutes all over the world have invested tens of billions of dollars in the development of the coronavirus vaccine.
When we would get the coronavirus vaccine?
Experts predict that we would get a coronavirus vaccine in 12-18 months, most likely by the mid of 2021. Till then we are at the mercy of the novel coronavirus.
We should pray to Allah that the world would get coronavirus vaccine as soon as possible and life would get to the normal. ( AMEEN )