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Oxford and China compete in Brazil in the testing of their respective vaccines against COVID-19

Sao Paulo / The doses of the vaccine created by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac arrived on Monday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, where it is planned that starting today they will be applied to 9,000 volunteers, all of them health workers.

The Chinese vaccine, whose application will be coordinated by the Butantan Institute, the main immunological reference center in Brazil, landed this morning at Guarulhos International Airport, located in Sao Paulo, from a plane that took off from Frankfurt, Germany.

In the social networks, the Governor of the São Paulo state, Joao Doria, celebrated the arrival of the doses and assured that he had a “feeling of hope in taking this important step in the battle against COVID-19”.

Baptized as CoronaVac, the vaccine developed by the Chinese laboratory can begin to be tested today in Brazil and, for three months, it aims to reach a total of 9,000 health professionals, although some, without knowing it, will receive a placebo.

The tests, which have an estimated cost of R $ 85 million (about $ 15.7 million), will be carried out at 12 research centers in the country, in charge of testing their efficacy and verifying whether there is a stimulus for the production of antibodies for the protection against virus.

The agreement with the Sinovac laboratory foresees that, if it is effective, the South American giant can count on 60 million doses for distribution, without having to buy it abroad.

The CoronaVac is the second vaccine that, being in the third and last phase before its approval, was authorized to be tested in the country by the National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (Anvisa), the regulatory body of the Brazilian Government.

Already in mid-June, clinical trials began of the vaccine developed by the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, which will be tested on a total of 5,000 Brazilians, under the leadership of the Federal University of Sao Paulo (Unifesp) and the Lemann Foundation. (July 20, 2020, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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