- Russia says it has successfully completed human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine
- This particular vaccine was reportedly developed by Oxford University
- The trial, according to researchers, shows promise and proves the vaccine is safe
Brazil might have been the first country to test the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University, but it appears Russia has made it to the finish line first.
The nation has successfully completed human trials of the vaccine, with Elena Smolyarchuk from the Russian Center for Clinical Research on Medications at Sechenow University, saying that test patients are set to be discharged soon.
"The research has been completed and it proved that the vaccine is safe. The volunteers will be discharged on July 15 and July 20."
Something good could happen soon
Forbes reports that there is no indication as to when the vaccine will enter commercial production, but nevertheless this bodes well for the global fight against the virus.
Over 21 vaccines are currently under trial worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a group of Nigerian Catholic priests developed a supposed cure for the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a drug called Pax CVD Plus.
The disclosure was made in a statement released and signed by Father Anselm Adodo OSB on Wednesday, April 29, on the official page of the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories. It was gathered that the cleric said the drug is solely for the treatment of coronavirus.
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Father Anselm said that plant-based drugs are seemingly the best approach for coronavirus because these drugs are easily produced, stored, and distributed and can be handled by medical and non-medical personnel as they pose a low contamination risk.
In other news, scientists warned that the new and yet-to-be-identified disease killing African elephants in Bostwana could start affecting humans if care is not taken.
The virus has killed a total of 400 elephants in Okavango Delta since May 2020. An aerial shot has shown the massive carcasses of elephants doting the area. It shows that the unidentified pathogen is not affecting other animals.
Before the elephants died, they always looked disoriented, wandered in circles, and hit the floor hard. Elephants of all ages have been affected since the issue was first reported.
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