May 7, 2020

Thailand Makes Progress In Developing Covid-19 Vaccine

The Ministry of Public Health of Thailand told the media on Wednesday (May 6) that after the laboratory tests of the prototype proved successful, medical authorities have made progress in developing the Covid-19 vaccine.

Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong, director-general of the Department of Medical Sciences at the Ministry of Public Health, said that the Thai research team injected laboratory mice with a prototype DNA vaccine and then tested their blood to check whether the mice produced antibodies.

Opas said the department’s test results found that mice produced satisfactory antibody levels.

He said the next step would be to test the prototype vaccine on humans to check whether the immune response is similar to mice.



source: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2020/05/07/thailand-makes-progress-in-developing-vaccine-for-covid-19

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