August 11, 2020

Pre-orders of COVID-19 vaccine top five billion

Washington (AFP) – Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials, at least 5.7 billion doses have been pre-ordered around the world.First shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine created by Western laboratories have often been snapped up by the United States.Five vaccines — three Western and two Chinese — are in Phase 3 efficacy trials involving thousands of people.In a surprise announcement, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed Tuesday that a vaccine dubbed “Sputnik V” — after the Soviet satellite — conferred “sustainable immunity” a…

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