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Chinese vaccine found 50.4% effective in Brazil

The coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective in Brazil, ...

👤 H K Badal13 Jan 2021 12:25 PM GMT
Chinese vaccine found 50.4% effective in Brazil
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The coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective in Brazil, according to the latest results.

Researchers said during the clinical trials they found the vaccine is significantly less effective than previous data suggested - barely over the 50% needed for regulatory approval.

The Chinese vaccine is one of two that the Brazilian government has lined up.

Brazil has been one of the countries worst affected by Covid-19.

Sinovac, a Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company, is behind CoronaVac, an inactivated vaccine.

It works by using killed viral particles to expose the body's immune system to the virus without risking a serious disease response.

Several countries, including Indonesia, Turkey and Singapore, have placed orders for the vaccine.