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North Korea Claim Developing Coronavirus Vaccine

North Korea is developing a COVID-19 vaccine from the Pyongyang Scientific Research said the council on saturday. According to a report on Mirae, a website run by the Commission of North State Science and Technology, scientists are currently conducting clinical trials on vaccines for the novel coronaviruses. The report says the development of the vaccine was led by an institute of medical biology at the North Korean Academy of Medical Science using the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2).

 

Testing and Clinical Vaccine Trials

North Korea says it has confirmed the immunogenicity and safety of its vaccine candidates through animal testing and clinical trials starting this month. This closed country, which has not reported a single case of the corona virus in the country, added that scientists were in discussions to conduct a third phase of clinical studies. North Korea said the bioengineering branch of the State Academy of Sciences is also conducting research for the development of a new vaccine against the novel coronavirus. Experts here, however, doubt North Korea’s claims, given its financial and medical situation.