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Nigerian Universities’ Researchers, under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group, on Friday revealed the discovery of a vaccine for the avoidance of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Resolving a press conference on Friday at Adeleke University, Ede, in Osun, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, Leader of the team, said the vaccine was being developed in your area in Africa for Africans.
Kolawole, a Professional in Medical Virology, Immunology and Bioinformatics, at Adeleke University, Ede, nevertheless, stated the vaccine would likewise work for other continents when revealed.
He stated the study, which resulted in the discovery of the vaccine, had actually delighted in preliminary funding by the Trinity Immunodeficient Lab and Helix Biogen Consult, Ogbomosho, to the tune of about N7.8 million.
Kolawole said the group had actually been working extensively by checking out the SARS-CoV-2 genome from African nations to pick the best possible prospective vaccine prospects.
He stated after checking out some chosen processes of vaccine development, the researchers had actually had the ability to choose the best possible vaccine candidates for the SARS-CoV-2 and had actually made the possible hidden vaccine constructs.
On how soon the unnamed vaccine would be revealed to the general public, Kolawole stated that it would take a minimum of 18 months.
According to him, this is due to the fact that a lot of analysis and studies, in addition to approvals by medical authorities, were still needed.
Also, Prof. Solomon Adebola, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, said the university was poised to assist in the funding of the research study with a view to bringing the vaccine to the spotlight.
” We are pleased that a vaccine that will provide a service to a worldwide problem like Coronavirus pandemic is coming from the garden.
” It is our passion to be a solution supplier to such a global pandemic, and we are prepared to throw our weights behind the group and make the vaccine a reality,” Adebola stated.
Commenting, Prof. Julius Oloke, the Head, Collaborating Unit of the Research Group and Vice-Chancellor of Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, said the vaccine was genuine.
He said, “It’s a satisfaction that we have actually come together to produce a vaccine at a time that the world needs solution to a ravaging pandemic.
” It’s a proof that we are working and not folding our hands or averting from the issue.
” The vaccine is genuine. We have actually confirmed it severally. It is targeted at Africans, but will likewise work for other races.
” It will work. It can not be fabricated. This is an outcome of the decision. It took a great deal of scientific efforts.
” The population of those that require vaccines is more than those that require drugs. That is why the research concentrated on a vaccine.”