Human trial of potential coronavirus vaccine has commenced – Prof Alex Dodoo


Professor at the Centre for Tropical Clinical Pharmacology, Prof Alex Dodoo, has revealed that scientists across the globe has commenced the human trials of a petential coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

He said this vaccine is one out of eight vaccines that are being considered for use by humanity to deal with the global pandemic.

Speaking on Joy News’ PM express, Prof Dodoo who also doubles as the Head of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) said scientists across the globe wants to be sure of the efficacy of the vaccine before approving it for use.

“There are at least eight candidate vaccines that are being evaluated. One at least has started in human trials. The issue is that you want to be sure that they are safe,” he said.

The Clinical Pharmacologist was hopeful that the scientific community will very soon approve of a vaccine for use.

“Within the next three weeks, we [scientific community] should be able to conclusively say which ones will go further better,” he revealed.

Source: Ghana |


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