With the current COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent chaos that has ensued, researches and scientists are rallying to find a vaccine that works.
While nothing concrete has come out of testing and experiments so far, we're definitely headed in the right direction.
US, China starting human trials
reported that a trial to test a potential coronavirus vaccine on humans will take place in the United States this week.
According to the report, the human trials will be held at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle.
The vaccine will be tested on 45 healthy volunteers to see if there are any side effects, a US official told the news portal.
And in case you're wondering, the volunteers will not be infected with the virus beforehand.
Meanwhile, China has also reportedly given the green light to begin testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine on humans.
reported that researchers at the Academy of Military Medical Sciences have received approval to launch early-stage clinical trials of the potential vaccine this week.
Phase one of the trials will reportedly examine whether the experimental shot is safe for humans.
As such, the laboratory is currently looking to recruit a total of 108 healthy people to take part in the tests beginning 16 March until 31 March.
However, don’t get your hopes too high up because it could reportedly take more than a year to have a proper, safe-to-use vaccine for the virus.
Nevertheless, we can rejoice in the fact that many countries are working tireless to find a cure for this deadly virus that has so far killed more than 7,000 people worldwide.
Keep up the good work, you guys!