A lab in Canada has begun work on a coronavirus vaccine
A lab in Canada has now officially started developing a coronavirus vaccine.
The Saskatoon-based laboratory — known as "VIDO-InterVac" — has been given the green-light by Public Health Canada to begin efforts to find a cure to the respiratory disease.
With the death toll soaring past 100 in China, the need to find a cure is more pressing than ever before.
We are working quickly to aid world efforts to help control the spread of this virus.— VIDO-InterVac (@VIDOInterVac) January 25, 2020
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Dr. Volker Gerdts — the Director of VIDO-InterVac — says that the lab is hoping to have "positive results" in the next few months. He added that they're aiming to have the first vaccines ready for testing on animals in the next six to eight weeks.
The researchers were initially relying on obtaining samples of the virus from the U.S. and China. It's unclear whether they are now using samples from the cases in Toronto.
Naturally, Canadians are relieved by the news.
One man wanted to thank the researchers for their efforts.
Thank you. To the lab in Winnipeg working around the clock to identify and confirm possible cases of Coronavirus in Canada, to the labs in Saskatchewan working tirelessly to find a vaccine & to the health care workers who are ready to care for our loved ones if they contract it.— jordyn ham (@jordyn10419837) January 28, 2020
And another Twitter user wanted to remind people in Wuhan to stay strong.
#WuhanCoronovirus— Emerald Cool (@Penguin_Emerald) January 25, 2020
Canadian lab to begin work on coronavirus vaccine...
The federal government has given the green light to a Saskatchewan lab to start work on developing a vaccine for the coronavirus.
Hoping that a way to cure...
Be strong Wuhan People... pic.twitter.com/blueMHUylz
With Canada still refusing to issue a countrywide travel advisory to China, it's comforting to know that Canadian researchers are hard at work to find a cure to coronavirus.
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