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ED: Science will lead the way

  • Published at 08:30 pm July 19th, 2020
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Our scientists deserve to have the best possible resources at their disposal

The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the lives and livelihoods of people across the world, and it appears that only a vaccine will be able to truly stop the spread of this deadly disease. As such, all countries on the planet are engaged in efforts to make medical breakthroughs that will move us closer towards that goal of discovering a vaccine.

To that end, it is encouraging to see that scientists in Bangladesh are also doing their part and contributing to the global effort to find a vaccine and counteract the effects of Covid-19. We applaud the Bangladeshi scientists who have, as of this moment, completed genome sequencing of 222 Sars-CoV-2 samples at different laboratories, the second highest in South Asia.

Genome sequencing remains particularly important for the development of drugs and vaccines because it helps identify the genetic changes that occur in a virus. Thus, it will allow the monitoring of the spread of the disease within the country over time, and also help develop a vaccine which is suited for the local population, along with developing antiviral treatment and antiviral therapy.

While it is encouraging that scientists from our country are indeed contributing to the global cause of discovering a vaccine, it is imperative that the government and respective authorities do everything in their power to support their work, so that setbacks are minimized.

Our scientists deserve to have the best possible resources at their disposal. We must provide them with everything they need in order to continue their research to the best of their abilities. 

Our scientists are crucial in this fight against Covid-19, and the breakthroughs they achieve in their work are perhaps the only chance we have of putting an end to this pandemic.

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