The world has been in a mission to do away with COVID-19, a global pandemic that’s shut down the economy. Oxford Univesity scientists and doctors have been working around the clock to invent a vaccine that will help put o rest the virus. The vaccine was already undergoing clinical trials in the UK and there were rumours that the clinical trials would be conducted in Kenya if they failed in the UK.
In Africa, Madagascar has come up with its own herbal cure and has started supplying the portions to African countries that were heavily affected by the virus. There has been another breakthrough in the COVID-19 vaccine in Italy if anything shared by Governor Mike Sonko on his Instagram is anything to go by. The vaccine is yet to get a nod from the World Health Organizations.
A firm called the Takis is reported to have developed the vaccine and tests were then conducted on human cells at Rome’s infectious disease Spallanzani Hospital. Affirming that this vaccine neutralizes the Covid-19 in human cells, Takis CEO Luigi Aurisicchio, noted out that human tests will be done soon.
“This is the most advanced stage of testing of a candidate vaccine created in Italy. Human tests are expected after this summer. According to Spallanzani Hospital, as far as we know we are the first in the world so far to have demonstrated neutralization of the coronavirus by a vaccine. We expect this to happen in humans too,” he said.
This comes as a relief to the world as the number of infected cases globally has hit over three million people and the death toll has been on the rise. In Kenya, there are 535 cases of the virus as the number is rising exponentially since the beginning of this new month.