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AstraZeneca Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine trials resume in Brazil

Tuesday, September 15th 2020 - 09:40 UTC
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The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is running the trials, said in a statement that 4,600 of the planned 5,000 volunteers have been vaccinated in Brazil The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is running the trials, said in a statement that 4,600 of the planned 5,000 volunteers have been vaccinated in Brazil

Clinical trials for the coronavirus vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University resumed in Brazil on Monday after the country’s health regulator got confirmation over the weekend that its British equivalent MHRA had approved the restart, a company representative said.

The Federal University of Sao Paulo, which is running the trials, said in a statement that 4,600 of the planned 5,000 volunteers have been vaccinated in Brazil without any of them reporting any serious health issues.

The volunteers have been recruited in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador in the northeastern state of Bahia where a hospital is conducting the tests.

AstraZeneca paused global trials temporarily last week after an unexplained illness in a participant in Britain.

Brazil has the third worst coronavirus outbreak after the United States and India and has become a sought-out testing ground for COVID-19 vaccines under development in Britain, China and Russia.

Phase III clinical trials of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 will be conducted in the Brazilian states of Bahia and Parana, which has plans to produce the vaccine for Brazil and other Latin American countries.

Phase III clinical trials of a vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd are under way in the state of Sao Paulo, whose governor said last week it may be available to Brazilians as early as December.

Some 9,000 Brazilian volunteers are participating in the Sinovac vaccine trials, which are being conducted by the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo city and 11 other locations, including the capital Brasilia.

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  • Chicureo

    pc 2020

    Have you noticed that many of your thoughtful previous posts have disappeared?)

    Perhaps you should be even far-more-thoughtful in your future ones...

    I've personally found that the greatest center of thought is Argentine — because they constantly tell everyone in the world that they are!

    ¡Saludos de Chile!

    Sep 16th, 2020 - 05:29 pm +2
  • Jack Bauer

    Pugol-H

    Uh-oh....you've momentarily distracted the FWT from his battle with TitMonde......you have screwed up his concentration.

    But as you say, a match made in heaven...deep down, a really nice couple....hope FWT doesn't ignore LDS, it won't make him happy.

    Anyway, after FWT declares himself the winner, I think he'll realize what's important in his life....LDS and the Lulla doll....heard that the latter can now be purchased in Canada with two outfits....the old inmates' black 'n white striped uniform, and the more modern orange version of the jumpsuit. Even comes with 9 fingers.

    Sep 18th, 2020 - 07:57 pm +2
  • Pugol-H

    Tel
    Its humour, satire, conversation, repartee, not a scientific paper or a statement to a court, it is NOT an assertion or an argument, it is a piss take!

    It only has to be funny, clearly not to you, but it was about you so that is understandable.

    Mate, just a joke, lighten up, being so intense all the time is not good for your blood pressure or you will end up just like TiTMonde, shouting at shadows.

    Sep 19th, 2020 - 02:27 am +2
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