African scientists reportedly discover coronavirus vaccine

indafrica June 23, 2020
Updated 2020/06/23 at 9:33 AM

Nigerian University scientists have reportedly discovered the Covid-19 vaccine.

The scientists made the disclosure on Friday, June 19, saying the vaccine was being developed locally in Africa for Africans but would also work for other continents when unveiled, The Guardian reports.

The leader of the team, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, said it would take a minimum of 18 months for the vaccine to be unveiled to the public.

He said this is because a lot of analysis and studies, as well as approval by medical authorities, were still required.

The scientists, under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group, N7.8 million was spent on study that led to the discovery of the vaccine. Photo credit: Fortune

Kolawole said the study, which led to the medical breakthrough, had enjoyed initial funding by the Trinity Immunodeficient Laboratory and Helix Biogen Consult, Ogbomosho.

Meanwhile, previously reported that a group of Nigerian Catholic priests developed a supposed cure for the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, a drug called Pax CVD Plus.

The disclosure was made in a statement released and signed by Father Anselm Adodo OSB on Wednesday, April 29, on the official page of the Pax Herbal Clinic and Research Laboratories.

The cleric said the drug is solely for the treatment of coronavirus.

Father Anselm said that plant-based drugs are seemingly the best approach for coronavirus because these drugs are easily produced, stored and distributed and can be handled by medical and non-medical personnel as they pose a low contamination risk.

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