Russia announces world’s first COVID-19 vaccine “Sputnik V”

News: Russian has launched the world’s first coronavirus vaccine named ‘Sputnik V’. Facts: Sputnik V: The vaccine has been developed by Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian defence ministry. How does it work? The vaccine is based on the DNA of a SARS-CoV-2 type adenovirus, a common cold virus.The vaccine uses the weakened virus to… Continue reading Russia announces world’s first COVID-19 vaccine “Sputnik V”

Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response

News: The human trial of COVID-19 vaccine named ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and backed by AstraZeneca Plc has shown a positive result. Facts: How was the vaccine produced? The vaccine was made from a genetically engineered virus(adenovirus) that causes the common cold in chimpanzees. However, the virus was heavily modified… Continue reading Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response