Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trials resume after patient fell ill

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine trials resume after patient fell ill

He was replying to a question on the status of COVID-19 vaccines in the country.

Lim said that while the government has taken a cautious approach toward securing orders from private companies, it should have no problems getting the vaccines for 20 million people in a timely manner. However, earlier this month, the respected British medical journal The Lancet published the Russian Ministry of Health's Sputnik V study, showing the vaccine to be 100 percent effective, producing antibodies in all 76 participants of early-stage trials. The company is aiming to make 15 million doses available by next March. But, I haven't heard of anyone approaching even close to this level now, he told the FT.

One in seven volunteers have complained of side effects including weakness and muscle pain after taking Russia's highly touted coronavirus vaccine, Russia's health minister said Tuesday.

"Based on current infection rates, the companies continue to expect that a conclusive readout on efficacy is likely by the end of October", the companies said in a joint statement.

Chinese drug giant Sinopharm began the third phase of trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in the UAE in July, with Emirati officials saying the results have been positive. There is an agreement with Novavax for 92 countries as well.

Last week, Oxford temporarily paused its large-scale vaccination tests after one participant in the United Kingdom reported severe neurological symptoms; it was restarted on Sunday.

The country is building its lead in vaccine development after western front-runner AstraZeneca Plc had to pause its late-stage human trial to investigate a spinal cord illness in a person who received its experimental shot.

The Serum Institute is working with 5 worldwide companies to develop the coronavirus vaccine. However, he expressed worries over distribution in India, which is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of coronaviruses infections, and said that the process would be hard as there is an absence of a sophisticated cold chain system to transport the vaccine safely to its 1.4 billion people.

On Monday, it said it had enrolled more than 29,000 volunteers. Still, the pause drew extraordinary attention because of the urgent need for progress on Covid-19 vaccines in the midst of the pandemic. Will we have a Vaccine before the Election?

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