Coronavirus: Racing To Make A Vaccine | TIME

By | February 14, 2020

Coronavirus: Racing To Make A Vaccine | TIME
Coronavirus: Racing To Make A Vaccine | TIME
There’S a new outbreak of coronavirus coming from China and, as the number of cases Rises, scientist at moderna Therapeutics in the National Institutes of Health are rushing to produce the world’s first coronavirus vaccine in record time, when the current novel coronavirus was first identified. The first thing that has to happen if somebody has to get their hair from the virus sequence it and share that with the world, and the Chinese government did that less than a month ago.

Now we and our partners with the vaccine download that information and begin working on trying to identify what are the key proteins on the surface of virus, that we might be able to develop a vaccine against and for racing forward to try and get it into humans. And clinical study within three months, what you can see here in this area is, we are producing mRNA to produce the protein that is going to help create the vaccine for Coronavirus, effective, doing and cumbersome, because you have to go large amounts of the virus.

Moderna is shortcutting that process by using the viruses, mRNA and it’s vaccine mRNA is a piece of genetic material that produces proteins in the case of Corona virus. These proteins can make people sick. If this method works, it could make developing vaccines against new diseases easier and faster. You have a very tight deadline. Are you gearing up and bracing for potentially, you know having to generate enough doses to treat a hotspot like we’ll have tens of thousands of doses if needed? I think we we can even talk about Millions.

We fully anticipate that they’re going to be future pandemic, threats that move out of animals and into humans and most cases as well we’re going to have to move quickly to try and create a vaccine. It might be the only tool we have to really arrest that transmission, although we hope it’s never needed.
Since the virus was identified for the first time in people who fell ill with pneumonia-like symptoms in Wuhan, China, last December, the World Health Organization has declared this coronavirus outbreak, named 2019n-CoV, a public health emergency of international concern. In just over a month, more 11,000 people have tested positive for the virus in 18 countries, and more than 250 have died.

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