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29 June

COVID vaccine race gathers momentum

COVID vaccine race gathers momentum


People on six continents already are getting jabs in the arm as the race for a COVID-19 vaccine enters a defining summer, with even bigger studies poised to prove if any shot really works and maybe offer a reality check.

Already British and Chinese researchen are chasing the corona virus beyond their borders, testing potential vaccines in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates because there are too few new infections at home to get clear answers. The U.S. is set to open the largest trials 30,000 people to test a government-created shot starting in July, followed about a month later with another 30,000 expected to test a British one. If the best COVID-19 vac-cine is only 50% effective, 'that's still to me a great vaccine, said Dr. Drew Weissman of the University of Pennsylvania.

Only China is pushing out inactivated vaccines, made by growing the new coronavirus and killing it. Vaccines by Sinovac Biotech and SinoPharm use that oldfashioned technology, which requires highsecurity labs to produce but is dependable, the way polio shots and some flu vaccines an made.

TV BRICS reports with reference to Trinity Mirror.

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