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COVID-19 vaccine launch by Aug 15 unfeasible, ICMR slammed for raising ‘unrealistic hope and expectations’

The Indian Council of Medical Research and private pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech India earlier said that they hoped to launch a vaccine against the novel coronavirus for public health use latest by August 15.

July 06, 2020 / 12:45 PM IST

Terming it “unfeasible”, the Indian Academy of Sciences (IASc) slammed the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on July 5 for its claims that an indigenous vaccine against the novel coronavirus would be launched by August 15, following completion of clinical trials.

IASc’s statement came after ICMR and Bharat Biotech India Limited, a private pharmaceutical company, said that they had “envisaged to launch the vaccine for public health use latest by August 15, 2020 after completion of all clinical trials”.

The two are jointly developing a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.