North Korea claims it developed vaccine for novel Coronavirus


North Korea's "Miri" website, which specializes in publishing scientific achievements, reported that North Korea developed a vaccine against the emerging corona virus.

According to the site, a group of scientists at the Medical Research Center of the Institute of Medical and Biological Studies managed to make a conjugated subunit vaccine based on the genetic sequence data for S protein taken from the membrane of the coronavirus, which is bound to the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) in human cell membranes .

The effectiveness and safety of the vaccine was verified through animal testing, and clinical trials in humans began in early July.

"Given that there are no patients with Covid-19 in North Korea, a search is under way for a third stage of clinical trials.

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