Minister notes that this is a unique and universal vaccine - a real breakthrough by Israeli scientists, which will completely change the situation in the world.
“Congratulations to the MIGAL Research Institute for this splendid breakthrough. I am sure we will move forward quickly. And this will be our response to the serious global threat of COVID-19,” Ofir Akunis said.
Israeli research institute MIGAL has been developing a vaccine against another type of coronavirus common among chickens for 4 years. This vaccine has been used successfully in the market. The fundamental developments of researchers in this area have allowed them to make serious progress in the matter of the vaccine for COVID-19.
“We started this study a long time ago. We decided to choose coronavirus as a model for our system and did not understand that this could be used in this way. This is definitely good luck. We’ll probably have a vaccine against COVID-19 in a few weeks,” research group leader Dr. Katz said.
Preclinical studies show successfulness of the vaccine, which is a high level of formation of the antibodies against COVID-19.
If the vaccine is successful and completed within 90 days, a difficult period of clinical tests will be necessary for the vaccine to enter the market. This period can stretch for months, the channel notes.
Earlier, the World Health Organization has announced the start of testing of the vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus.