Chinese coronavirus vaccine approved for military use

The vaccine has also received approval for human testing in Canada

The vaccine has also received approval for human testing in Canada

The vaccine was jointly developed by CanSino and the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, part of the Academy of Military Medical Sciences.

They are likely to be divided between Americans and volunteers in other countries like Brazil or South Africa, Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press.

"This is not a race of who comes first. This is, get as many approved, safe and effective vaccines as you possibly can", Fauci said.

China's military has approved a coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks.

Vaccine experts say it is time to set public expectations. A lot of researchers really don't be expecting a coronavirus vaccine to be just about as protecting as the measles shot. Drew Weissman of the College of Pennsylvania.

The increasingly bitter rivalry between United States and China is drawing worldwide concern that politics will be put ahead of public health if either country is the first to come out with an effective vaccine for SARS-CoV-2.

"We need to start having this conversation now", so folks is not going to be stunned, he mentioned.

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CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for milit.

The drug has received approval for a year and can be used only on essential services workers such as the military. "No way", mentioned Duke College wellbeing economist David Ridley.

Most of the other vaccines in the pipeline target not the whole germ but a key piece: the "spike" protein that studs the coronavirus surface and helps invade human cells. Hence, the Trump administration plans to pump $10 billion into research, manufacturing and purchase agreements in a campaign dubbed "Operation Warp Speed", which includes six major U.S. pharmaceutical companies, and AstraZeneca, with the goal of having at least 300 million doses of a vaccine in stock by January next year.

Different countries have different rules on when to launch a vaccine.

"The transfer of this technology will give us production autonomy", health ministry official Elcio Franco said, adding, "Brazil is trying to avoid situations like the ones that occurred at the start of the pandemic when high demand prevented us from accessing supplies and medicine".

Because each vaccine works differently, "which population group it will protect, we don't know yet", said Dr. Mariangela Simao of the World Health Organization, which is advising countries on how to choose.

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