“Vaccine options suitable for testing are not so difficult to create. But the tests themselves take up a lot of time. Moreover, at some stage, tests on volunteers will begin, since most animals do not respond to this virus, ”RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Alstein hopes that by the end of 2020 or early 2021, candidate vaccines will be created. The virologist also analyzed the possible effectiveness of the generated samples from the virus.

“No vaccine gives a 100% guarantee. But if it is able to protect more than 50% of people, it can already be used. Although a good vaccine should protect 80-90%, ”the scientist said.

Earlier, Dr. Sc. (Biol.), Head of the biotechnology laboratory of Novosibirsk State University, member of the scientific council of the "Vector" center, Sergei Netesov, told RT about the rules for testing the coronavirus vaccine on volunteers.