India will play a major role in a Covid-19 vaccine

India will play a major role in a Covid-19 vaccine

Newsdesk |
April 27, 2020

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last fortnight that India and the US were working together to develop vaccines against the coronavirus. Pompeo's remark didn't entirely come as a surprise. The two countries have run an internationally recognised joint vaccine development programme for more than three decades.

New Delhi, 27 April 2020

As per news report of BBC, they have worked on stopping dengue, enteric diseases, influenza and TB in their tracks. Trials of a dengue vaccine are planned in the near future. India is among the largest manufacturer of generic drugs and vaccines in the world. It is home to half a dozen major vaccine makers and a host of smaller ones, making doses against polio, meningitis, pneumonia, rotavirus, BCG, measles, mumps and rubella, among other diseases. Now half a dozen Indian firms are developing vaccines against the virus that causes Covid-19.

Source -BBC


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