Amidst the competition in developing vaccines for COVID-19

Because if any country produces vaccines that work well before others. It will be the owner of the “weapons” that are essential to building power and political charisma in the country and abroad. But which vaccines will be the main target this time?

Regardless of how great the society is at the awareness, prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Until you can say that you are in control. But that is just win battles. The real victory is the win the war is not yet born. If it were to happen, an effective vaccine would need to be released.

The latest good news is that as of April 15, 2020, the world number of vaccines has reached 86 volunteers to fight this war!

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All 86 vaccines are currently in different trials. Are competing vigorously. Because which country produces vaccines that work well before others? With high immunity performance It is easy to produce, fast, cheap and safe. That it will become the owner of the most important “weapons” in building political power and prestige in the country and abroad. Build diplomatic power and create important bargaining power. And most importantly, it will receive great admiration from all over the world.

The virus that troubles the world, SARS-CoV-2 (belonging to the Corona family and a sibling to the SARS -CoV virus that causes SARS).

The good news is that there are no less than 6 pre-vaccinated vaccines and possibly more than one before the end of August this year.

which can be confirmed as a practical vaccine, ie, it has the characteristics mentioned above. Bad news, the Gates Foundation’s Melinda Gates works for charity. Public health, which is involved in many vaccines on a global scale, indicates that it is ready to be seriously injected into the world. It can take up to 18 months from the present.

Even if I can tell which one is a practical vaccine (s), why would it take more than a year to reach the hands of the world? Can not accelerate faster? Which nation will the “favorite” vaccine be? And what kind of production method is there?

The heart of every vaccine is antigens, because they stimulate the body to produce antibodies and other responses. 

In this case, when SARS-Cov-2 penetrates into the body, the vaccine has been used to stimulate the immune system. (Through biological processes After the previous vaccination), the virus will be suppressed. They are not sick and are not carriers of germs to spread to people who have not been injected. In this way, it would be possible to “win the war” through the path that had fought other pandemics. In the past

The traditional vaccine has three methods: (1) using certain strains of the organism or similar that have become so crippled that the sick cannot enter the body to induce immunity, such as a vaccine Measles, mumps, rubella (2) use this inactive strain to build immunity, such as polio and influenza vaccines (3) use antigen related to the disease, such as extracting the blood of a person who has had the disease. It’s a vaccine like hepatitis B

Once the “war-fighting” vaccine was acquired, it had to be tested on animals (Called the pre-clinic) such as mice, monkeys, etc., and when confident that it can be used with people as well. It will start producing vaccines to pass human trials, which has 3 steps, that is, the first step to ensure that it is safe. The second step is to ensure that immunity is actually activated and the last step. Is that it has efficacy, it has a real prophylactic effect

It’s difficult to come up with a vaccine as a prototype, but proving it’s true is even more difficult. It took a long time to get permission. 

(There are national, regional and WHO governance organizations.) The Ebola vaccine, which is extremely deadly, is fully accelerated and all three stages take up to 10 months to reach substantial production.

All 86 COVID vaccines are in different stages of testing. Some are still in the testing stage with animals. At present, there are 3 of them that are most advanced and can be considered a favorite The second most important progressive prototype vaccine is CanSino Biological and Beijing Institute of Biotechnology. Which belongs to china

The second prototype is still in the experimental phase 1, with similar progress from Moderna (America) / Inovio Pharmaceuticals (America) / and Oxford University. 

“Oxford” signed in Thailand A production base for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Good news ! Thailand have been vaccinated cattle wid -19 order of the world. After Oxford signed to use Thailand as a production base.

Ms. Trisulee Traisanakul, Deputy Spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister, revealed that the government under the leadership of Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Pay attention to the health of Thai people With efforts to shift pressure on the Thai people It is the first country in the world to receive the COVID- 19 vaccine, most recently Anutin Charnvirakul.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Sign a Letter of Intent for the production and allocation of a research vaccine against COVID-19. Together with the University of Oxford, the vaccine developed by Oxford University will use Thailand as a production base. In which the production of the vaccine Oxford University is constantly evolving and making great progress. Starting to experiment with humans.

For this cooperation, Thai and Oxford Will use the company’s factory. Siam BioScience Co., Ltd. is the source of vaccine By signing this time Received cooperation with the coordination of SCG. 

Which is a long-standing partner in research and innovation with the University of Oxford And in the said letter of intent Oxford University also granted Thailand the right to distribute vaccines to ASEAN countries. 

Showing that Thailand has the potential to Public health has the ability to serve as a production base for the COVID-19 vaccine. Which is important to the world population And will make Thais receive the vaccine as the first country in the world. This represents another step forward in the domestic supply of research vaccines. Which will increase the confidence of the people And the recovery of the Thai economy

In addition, the government has prepared several vaccines, including international advance reservations.

 And support domestic vaccine production In order to get the vaccine quickly and in time for the situation Reduce economic losses With the view that the vaccine It is important to control COVID-19. Which are still spreading around the world now.

In preparing public health and dealing with COVID-19 The government has prepared the budget. Which apart from the allocation of a credit line of 1 trillion baht that has been allocated for public health used.

 Including vaccine development at 45 billion baht, about 40 billion baht in the central budget was allocated in 2021 to tackle the COVID-19 epidemic.

The World Health Organization warns, nowhere in the world the risk is zero. For COVID-19

Dr. Michael Ryan, Director of Emergency Programs at World Health Organization It said there is no point in the world where there is zero risk of the novel coronavirus. Statement from senior officials of the World Health Organization. The question of media coverage about the safety of air travel, while many countries in Europe, opening the country to receive visitors from all countries of the European Union together.

At the same time, Mr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebrey Jesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization.

 It warned about the likelihood of COVID- 19 returning in a country where the threat of the disease seems to be reduced. He added that in the past two weeks, there have been more than 100,000 new infections worldwide per day. 

Therefore, countries that appear to be able to control the outbreak still need to be vigilant about the prospect of a new outbreak.

The warning from a top WHO official came as Chinese authorities recently announced measures to detain at least 90,000 people in Beijing’s 21 areas home.

At least 106 cases have been reported in Beijing, and in addition to the Beijing outbreak that began on Thursday. At least one case has been reported in Sichuan Province after the famous person. Said departure from Beijing And in Hebei province, four cases have been reported. 

On the other hand, New Zealand has reported a new case of COVID-19 in the country.

The days after it declared free from the virus. New Zealand officials said the new cases were two women who traveled from London to visit their seriously.

ill relatives in the country and were found to be found after the quarantine period and had traveled across the country from the city. Auckland to Wellington too On the other side of Asia, Pakistani health officials now warn that someone may be infected with COVID-19. 

In the country as many as 1 million and 2 hundred thousand people by July, and in the United States, Washington State University is expected to die from COVID-19. In the US by October this will reach 200,000 people.

Defeat the rumors! WHO confirms COVID-19 Did not come out of the lab

The World Health Organization or WHO confirmed on Tuesday that Scientific evidence supports that the corona virus, a new breed cattle wid -19 have originated from animals. And there is no evidence to suggest that it is a laboratory-generated virus. As reported by Reuters.

Fadela Chaib, World Health Organization spokeswoman Revealed on Tuesday that From all available scientific evidence now Indicates that the virus is of animal origin and was not created in any scientific laboratory. Even now, there is no clear study of how the virus bursts from animal to human. But there is strong evidence that animals such as bats carry disease.

World Health Organization spokeswoman Declined to provide any information on the possibility of the virus escaping from a science laboratory in China. After last week, President Donald Trump said the US government was seeking a way to determine the virus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan. At the center of the COVID-19 outbreak in China in December last year? The Wuhan Institute of Virology has previously denied the allegations of possessing the synthetic virus or letting it escape from the lab.

As for the issue of US funding to the World Health Organization World Health Organization spokeswoman Given that the World Health Service will assess the situation closely. And will discuss with partners to resolve the lost subsidy issue. The United States is the largest contributor to WHO, followed by Bill Gates’ Gates Foundation and the UK.