Large-scale vaccination against Covid-19 to take place not earlier than mid-2021,- WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Any vaccine showed at least 50% efficacy
15:42, 4 September 2020


The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the large-scale vaccination against Covid-19 will take place not earlier than in mid-2021 as Reuters reported citing WHO Spokesperson Margaret Harris.

“We are really not expecting to see widespread vaccination until the middle of next year,” Harris told.

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According to her, any vaccine-candidate showed a ‘clear signal’ about at least 50% efficiency during the clinical trials.

“A lot of people have been vaccinated and what we don’t know whether the vaccine works…at this stage we do not have the clear signal of whether or not it has the level of worthwhile efficacy and safety,” Harris added.

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On August 11, President of Russia Vladimir Putin reported that the first vaccine against coronavirus was registered in Russia.

It is noted that the vaccine would be produced by N. F. Gamaleya Federal Research Center for Epidemiology & Microbiology and Russian Binnopharm Company. According to Murashko, finalizing takes place of the technical regulations for scaling of production at the number of Russian productions.

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However, the WHO doubted the safety of the Russian vaccine against Covid-19.

Later, China reported registering its first vaccine against coronavirus. It is stated that the application for the patent was filed in March but it was approved only now. The patent is issued by the National Intellectual Property Administration.

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