As well as confirmed patients with the new coronavirus syndrome (new corona), deaths rapidly increase, and the World Medical Association, Foundation, and pharmaceutical companies are united to respond. After the British government announced about 30 billion won to respond to the new corona, the Bill & Mulley Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation) also donated about 100 billion won. In addition to Korea, governments such as the European Union (EU) and the United States are striving to develop diagnostics and treatment through self-development and rapid regulatory resolution.
The Gates Foundation issued a statement on May 5 and said it donated $ 100 million (about 1182 billion won) to respond to the new corona. The Gates Foundation said it should work with national groups, governments and the private sector to slow the development of new coronas and accelerate the development of infectious disease control tools.
The UK government is paying £ 20 million (CE 30 billion) to the Epidemic Innovation Alliance (CEPI) to develop new coronavirus vaccines. “The UK is the world's leading research leader and hub country, and should lead the way in developing vaccines against new threats.” .
CEPI was born at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF, aka Davos Forum) to prepare for the threat of communicable disease. On the 23rd of last month, the company developed a vaccine in partnership with Queensland University of Australia, Modena and Inobia. In addition, the company announced that it will cooperate with Curebag and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to develop new coronavirus vaccines.
CEPI has opened a window to cooperate with the development of new coronavirus vaccines, including global non-profit research institutes, companies, international organizations and foundations, and joint R & D ventures, by mid-February.
While companies and international organizations are quickly embarking on R & D, major countries are strengthening their efforts to release regulations and apply them in practice.
The European Medicines Authority (EMA) said it would support drug development by loosening all regulations to prevent the spread of the virus. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also granted emergency use of diagnostic devices to diagnose and detect new viruses.
Domestic researchers are also responding quickly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified and analyzed the new coronavirus gene sequences. The National Institutes of Health announced that it would conduct research on the development of therapeutics and vaccines to cope with the new corona virus, and set a research fund of 800 million won. The plan is to start research this month.
Jilbon official said on the 6th, “We will start the service announcement this month and start research this year starting with 800 million won support this year,” he said, “We will continue to support R & D in the future, including securing the reserve.”
Contrary to the rapid movement and desire of the world, the development of vaccine is expected to take considerable time. This is because minimal clinical procedures are necessary for application to patients. In addition, coronaviruses transfer genetic information to ribonucleic acid (RNA), which is likely to cause a variety of mutations.
An official from the vaccine industry said, “It is possible to develop a new coronavirus vaccine, but in reality it requires at least one to two years. “We have to deal with future infectious diseases as well as SE, SARS and new corona.”
By Jung Young Il email@example.com