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Brazil, the second country with the most cases of COVID-19, will be the first to test the Oxford vaccine outside the United Kingdom

Sao Paulo / The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, will be tested in a group of 2,000 people in Brazil, the second country with the most cases of coronavirus in the world, according to academic sources reported on Wednesday.

Brazil will thus become the first country to start human tests outside the United Kingdom to verify the efficacy of immunization against Sars-Cov-2, according to a statement from the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp).

After the approval of the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency, the tests will begin to be carried out in Sao Paulo with a team of 1,000 volunteers who are on the front line in the fight against the coronavirus, being the most exposed to contamination, and that they have not contracted the disease.

“The most important thing is to carry out that stage of the study now, when the epidemic curve is still ascending and the results may be even more assertive,” Dr. Lily Yin Weckx, principal investigator of the study, said in a statement.

Brazil, the second country with more COVID-19 infections

Pending the arrival of the peak between June and July, Brazil is today the second country in the world with the highest number of COVID-19 infections (555,383), only behind the United States, and the fourth in deaths (31,199), according to the last balance of the Ministry of Health.

In Sao Paulo, the epicenter of the pandemic in Brazil, the tests will be conducted by the Reference Center for Special Immunobiologicals (CRIE) of the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp), coordinated by Weckx and with the financial support of the Foundation Lemann, by Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann.

According to Unifesp, the results of the tests will be essential for the registration of the vaccine in the United Kingdom, scheduled for the end of this year and which will depend on the conclusion of the studies carried out in all the participating countries.

Currently, there are about 10 vaccines that are being tested in humans, including the project of the laboratory of the American company Pfizer, which is developing its project together with the German laboratory Biontech.

Human clinical trials are also being conducted in four laboratories in China, two by the Sinopharm company, one by Sinovac and one by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. (June 4, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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