“We set such deadlines based on what we still have to do in the pandemic by the end of the summer, so we can try to start production already.
Unfortunately, the production will not allow the immediate vaccination of a large part of the country’s population, but health care organizers are now making “unprecedented efforts and actions, so that once the vaccine is registered, its large-scale production will begin as soon as possible. “He said. Now, according to Gunzburg, preclinical research is coming to an end.
“Everything has been studied on small animals, all kinds of toxicological reactions have been studied. Now experiments are being completed on lower primates, that is, on monkeys, where, thank God, good results are being obtained both in terms of immunogenicity and in terms of safety. “, added the director of the research institute.
It is then planned to submit documents to the Ministry of Health to obtain permission to conduct human tests.
“How long the procedure itself will take, I can’t say. But I hope that in connection with the pandemic, the control institute will review our application quickly, I hope, as we plan to get this permission by June 15 and start clinical trials on the human population. ” said Gunzburg.
He noted that the process of selecting volunteers is already underway. The creators of the vaccine themselves have already injected it, the source said. He admitted that he did too. “This is not a test.
This is self-defense so that we can continue this work. The loss of any employee will slow down this work. Knowing what they are developing, they consciously take this step. And myself! I put on a mask because that’s how it should be. Don’t be afraid of me, “Ginzburg added.