By Ron Howells • 05 June 2021 • 22:24
Spanish Researchers Take Another Step Closer In Developing Their Own Covid Vaccine. image: Wikimedia
Spanish Researchers Take Another Step Closer In Developing Their Own Covid Vaccine.
The vaccination rates have surged in most developed countries who are now are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world and vaccines have become the great hope to return to the normality that we always knew.
Names like Pfizer, AstraZeneca, or Moderna, before generally unknown to the public, have now become part of our vocabulary.
In Spain, the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) continues to develop its own drug that promises to have 100% immunity to the coronavirus- something none of the existing vaccines have at the moment.
Luis Enjuanes, virologist and professor at the CSIC, carries out the work at the National Center for Biotechnology and the Spanish vaccine seems to be closer to completion.
For a long time, the work of Spanish researchers has been developing steadily, albeit slowly. What has so far been achieved seems promising, although Enjuanes himself stated to the media that the vaccine would not be available before 2022.
“We are going to need the remainder of the year to do preclinical trials that are first done in humanized mice, in hamsters, and in macaque monkeys. The clinical trials will begin next year and not until the end of the next year, 2022, we will be ready to go on the market”, said Enjuanes.
The Spanish vaccine offers more hope since, according to experts, it would provide 100% immunity to patients: “it is called sterilising when you administer a lethal dose to a mouse and the virus cannot grow from the beginning. This is very important and contrasts with some vaccines that are in circulation, “Enjuanes said.
This is a very promising breakthrough for the vaccine system fighting to eradicate and control the coronavirus. The Spanish vaccine has a high immunity capacity and will also protect its carriers against the transmission of the virus, something that is very important if a return to normality is expected.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
Playing the guitar since the age of 7, he can often be seen, (and heard!) at beach bars and clubs along the length of the coast. He has always been interested in the news and constantly thrives to present his articles in an interesting and engaging way.
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