According to today’s Russian television station (RT) citing local media reports, Israel’s Intelligence and Special Mission Agency (also known as Mossad) has obtained the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine and brought it back to start “research”.
Israeli media Channel 12 reported on Monday that Mossad had brought Chinese vaccines to Israel in recent weeks. It is unclear exactly how the intelligence agency obtained the vaccine.
Several government sources “indirectly” confirmed the report to the local media. It is said that the purpose of purchasing the vaccine is to study its formula and further explore the vaccination program.
In addition, a senior official of the Israeli Ministry of Health confirmed that Israel is seeking to purchase Coronavirus vaccine from other countries.
According to reports, Israel has developed its own new coronavirus vaccine, but its testing process is still in the early stages. Last week, the Israel Institute of Biology (IIBR) in Neszona announced its coronavirus vaccine called “Brilife”.
The vaccine has received all necessary approvals, and the first phase of clinical trials is expected to begin next week.
First, the vaccine will be tested on about 100 volunteers. If all goes well, another 1,000 people will participate in the second phase of the trial next spring.
In recent weeks, the number of new coronavirus infections in Israel has increased sharply, and the total number of cases currently reaches 310,000. Although this number is relatively small compared to the most severely affected countries, for this country of 8.9 million people, this number is quite impressive, accounting for about 3.4% of the total population.
The latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States show that as of October 26, the total number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Israel exceeded 310,000 and 2,397 people died. There have been more than 43 million confirmed cases of pandemic worldwide.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 1.1 million people have died of the disease.