So far, 450 medicines were tested in Pécs that are said to be able to stop the coronavirus epidemic, but Hungarian scientists only found five of them promising. Despite all the scientific research, Ferenc Jabak director of the medical laboratory of Pécs, finds it disappointing that the number of people, who deny the dangers and even the existence of this coronavirus, has increased.
Növekedés reported that the number of people who wear face masks regularly has decreased in the recent few months, and they believe that Hungarian healthcare workers only try to scare people. They do not think that wearing masks, social distancing and other restrictions work.
They believe that the coronavirus epidemic does not exist.
Only one person, who believes the virus to be non-existent, is enough to spread the disease by one sneeze, for example when travelling by bus without a face mask. Moreover, many people who do not know much about microbiology still believe that vaccines are dangerous. On the other hand, as Jakab emphasised, without them, the world would suffer more these days.
Currently, 139 vaccine projects have been developed in the world. Twenty-eight are being clinically tested, and six have been injected into human patients.
The Hungarian scientist stated that the first vaccines will be available in the first half of 2021. This will be an important step as only the vaccine can stop the disease. In Pécs, 450 materials have been tested so far, and five of them showed positive results in the fight with the coronavirus. Pécs is the first laboratory in the world that tries cures with living cells. In the whole EU, only ten other laboratories do such tests.
Jakab added that restrictions might come, but each government should decide what is best for the country individually. This time, mainly people under 40 -year-old are getting infected because they were the most active in the past few months.
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