COVID-19: Scientists adopt a new way to create the vaccine

Scientists in Britain, Germany, China and the United States are pushing to develop vaccines in a completely new way, in the global race to beat back the coronavirus pandemic.

A report published in the Washington Post stated, “more than 150 possible vaccines are now being developed by multinational pharmaceutical companies, academic groups and government laboratories around the world.”

All the potential vaccines share a common aim to teach the immune system to recognize and neutralize the coronavirus.

The new generation of vaccine technologies is created on deploying a tiny snip of genetic code called messenger RNA to trigger the immune system. It has never before been approved for use.These cutting-edge RNA vaccine efforts have leaped forward as top candidates to fight covid-19. Some developers plan to have tens of millions of doses ready by the end of the year.

Pertinent to mention, there are 131, 649 coronavirus patients have so far recovered from the disease in Pakistan.    

There 3344 new cases surfaced during the last twenty-four hours taking the tally two hundred, thirty one thousand, eight hundred and eighteen. These include 81,963 in Punjab, 94528 in Sindh, 28116 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10814 in Balochistan, 13494 in Islamabad, 1561 in Gilgit-Baltistan and 1342 in Azad Kashmir.

The death toll from the virus has reached 4762 with fifty more deaths reported over the last twenty-four hours. 22,271 corona tests were carried out during this period.

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