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ASIA: Russia has developed ‘first’ coronavirus vaccine

ASIA: Russia has developed ‘first’ coronavirus vaccine

HEALTH
Russia has developed the first vaccine offering "sustainable immunity" against the coronavirus, President Vladimir Putin announced Tuesday."This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus was registered" in Russia, he  said during a televised video conference call with government ministers. "One of my daughters had this vaccine. I think in this sense she took part in the experiment," Putin said.Russia has been pushing hard to quickly develop a coronavirus vaccine and said earlier this month it hoped to launch mass production within weeks and turn out "several million" doses per month by next year.The World Health Organization last week urged Russia to follow established guidelines and go "through all the stages" necessary to develop a safe vacc...
AFRICA: Kenya looks for 400 coronavirus vaccine volunteers

AFRICA: Kenya looks for 400 coronavirus vaccine volunteers

AFRICA, KENYA
Researchers in Kenya are calling for 400 volunteers to take part in a trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine pioneered by the University of Oxford. The Kemri-Wellcome Trust says all participants must be health workers living in the coastal city of Mombasa and nearby town of Kilifi, where the trial will take place. The same potential vaccine, called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, is already being tested on more than 1,000 volunteers in the UK. Hoping to drum up enough support in Kenya, the Kemri-Wellcome Trust has enlisted the Kenya Medical Research Institute to help with the search for participants. There has been controversy around the testing of vaccines in Africa, but the researchers stressed that regulatory approval will be sought before any trial begin. They also said that Kenyan ...
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