Scientists and researchers across the globe are racing against the time to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. As of now, almost 100 research groups are working round the clock to develop a potential vaccine for COVID-19.
The top five COVID-19 vaccines are-
i. The University of Oxford has developed a vaccine candidate ‘ChAdOx1 nCoV-19’ in under three months.
ii. In the US, the Massachusetts-based biotech company Moderna is developing an RNA based vaccine in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
iii. Chinese scientists are claiming to have successfully tested a potential vaccine PiCoVacc for the novel coronavirus in monkeys.
iv. US-based Pfizer pharmaceutical company and its German partner BioNtech are working together on four RNA vaccine candidates.
v. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has teamed up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for developing COVID-19 vaccine.