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UK, China leading global Covid-19 vaccine race

By The Nation

 

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Dr Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University expert virologist

 

A total of 23 prototype Covid-19 vaccines are being tested on humans around the globe, Chulalongkorn University virologist Dr Yong Poovorawan said on Thursday (July 16).

 

Three are at the most advanced stage of Phase 3 trials – two vaccines being developed by China’s Sinovac, and one by Oxford University and the UK’s AstraZeneca.

 

"Meanwhile, another 21 Covid-19 vaccines are under Phase 1 or Phase 2 human trials, including prototypes developed in China by CanSino Biological and the Beijing Biological Institute of Biotechnology, and in the US by Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases," said Dr Yong.

 

Another 140 prototype vaccines are being tested in animals, four of them in Thailand – two at Chulalongkorn University, one at Bionet Asia, and one under joint research between Mahidol University and the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation.

 

"This shows that countries worldwide are trying to overcome Covid-19," he said.

 

Third-phase trials are testing Covid-19 vaccines and placebo vaccines on large groups of people in countries with high risk of infection, said Yong, adding that Thailand and China have to conduct trials in other countries now that their domestic infection rates have fallen.

 

Phase 3 testing will also compare prototypes to ensure that any new vaccines match the efficacy of the most effective vaccine found, he added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30391436

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-07-16
 

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Australia is far more advanced with a possible COVID-19 vaccine, as it's being tested on humans at the Queensland University. 

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6 minutes ago, Rookiescot said:

Does the Chinese one contain tiger bone or rhino horn?

No, just tiger penis. 

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6 minutes ago, Artisi said:

No, just tiger penis. 

I'll have that one then.

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The Chinese have a head start on the rest of the world, might even be sitting on it.

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Chinese have played a blinder

1. Returned to GDP growth

2.,Rolling a vaccine,$$$$$$$$

3. Invoked the 'planedemic' clause to cancel the much touted 'NEW TRADE' deal with the US.

 

With a Flu virus.

 

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1 hour ago, Yorkshire Tea said:

Bat spinal cord 😉

 Mongolian meek rat tails.

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29 minutes ago, Sharp said:

Chinese have played a blinder

1. Returned to GDP growth

2.,Rolling a vaccine,$$$$$$$$

3. Invoked the 'planedemic' clause to cancel the much touted 'NEW TRADE' deal with the US.

 

With a Flu virus.

 

With a flu virus -- sounds very ill-informed to me. 

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2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

 

Ludicrous! Everyone has known since the time of Macbeth that you need: “Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing."

Even though they mostly relate to nicknames of herbs, the Chinese have probably got the real thing in the same markets the whole thing allegedly kicked off from.

Said without so much as a hint of cynicism 🙄🤔

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They made it in their lab and they need to finish it for the world. No back patting for them and they are not innocent or saviors if they get the vaccine first. 

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