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Coronavirus vaccine update: China Covid vaccine gives quick immune response

Moderna has joined Pfizer in approaching the Covid-19 vaccine finish line. Russia, India and Oxford vaccine are also making progress. Catch latest coronavirus vaccine updates and corona treatment here

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



Coronavirus, vaccine, covid, drugs, clinical trials

vaccine update: In a year since the pandemic hit the world, it has left over 1.3 million people dead and affected over 55 million across the globe. But some positive developments lately around a possible vaccine for the virus has raised some hopes. US-based Moderna has joined Pfizer in approaching the vaccine finish line, with the company saying its vaccine candidate is 94.5 per cent effective in preventing infection. For its part, Pfizer has announced last week that its vaccine candidate was over 90 per cent effective.

The two companies plan to apply for emergency-use authorisation later this month, and they could begin to immunise 20 million people as early as December. Meanwhile, Russia has claimed that its Sputnik V vaccine is 92 per cent effective. And, India's 'Covaxin', Oxford-Astrazeneca, and Johnson & Johnson's vaccine have all shown promising results at different stages of trials.

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First Published: Tue, November 17 2020. 16:27 IST

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