Viable Vaccine for COVID-19 Being Developed
Medicago, a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Quebec City, Canada, announced on Thur. 12 March 2020 that they have successfully produced a Virus-Like Particle of the coronavirus just 20 days after obtaining the SARS-CoV-2 (the virus causing the COVID-19 disease) gene. Production of the VLP is the first step in developing a vaccine for COVID-19 which will now undergo preclinical testing for safety and efficacy. Once this is completed, Medicago expects to discuss with the appropriate health agencies to initiate human trials of the vaccine by July or August of 2020. The company’s CEO, Bruce Clark, said over the weekend that his company could produce as many as 10 million doses a month if regulatory hurdles can be cleared. The vaccine could start to become available in Nov. 2020. (Fox)
Continue to intercede that an effective vaccine will be produced as quickly as possible and that the nations will be healed of these many illnesses. Pray also for those in countries that have been hard-hit to recovery quickly. Lord, comfort the broken-hearted who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus.