Covid vaccines in the world: China leads the ranking

In the world there are 75 registered studies on vaccines for Covid-19, with nine candidates reaching phase III, four of which have the Chinese government behind them. Among these, the one produced by the pharmaceutical company Sinopharm, approved and distributed also in the United Arab Emirates. UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received a dose of the vaccine.

The United Arab Emirates is among the countries that have started a collaboration with the Beijing government

While attempts are being made to stem the spread of Sars-CoV2 virus infections with increasingly restrictive prevention measures, the research front continues the experimentation work to make available a safe and effective anti-covid vaccine soon.
There are 75 registered studies on Covid-19 vaccines worldwide, with nine candidates reaching phase III, the last one before the authorization request. This was stated by the periodic monitoring of the ISS, according to which compared to a month ago the figure has risen by 17. The 77% of these trials, we read in the infographic created by the 'Clinical Trials' group, is of a randomized type, and in total the studies plan to enroll nearly 310,000 patients. Leading the ranking is China, with 23 tests, almost twice as many as the US that has 12 underway. Of the 9 vaccine candidates currently in phase III clinical trials around the world, four are backed by the Chinese government. They are those produced by pharmaceutical companies: Sinovac Biotech, Sinopharm, which has two in development and CanSino Biologics. Given the state of emergency, the Chinese government has decided to administer the vaccine to large sections of the population, especially those who work abroad and customs and airport officials. Not only an internal distribution, but also at the international level, there are now several countries that have started a concrete collaboration with the Beijing government. From Hungary to Israel, passing through the countries of the Persian Gulf, Brazil those of South East Asia, not to mention Africa where China is implementing a real vaccine distribution infrastructure. In the United Arab Emirates, after approval by the executive for emergency use, the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine has been made available for all categories at high risk of contracting the Sars-CoV2 virus. "The UAE has announced the emergency use for frontline workers caring for Covid-19 patients, with the aim of safeguarding them and protecting them from any dangers they may face due to the nature of their work - yes law in the circular - the intake of the Covid-19 vaccine is optional for those who are eligible ". The vaccine was administered to some prominent officials and members of the UAE government. After AbdulRahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to Minister of Cabinet Affairs Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, also his Highness Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. “We wish everyone safety and excellent health. We appreciate the efforts of the teams who have worked hard to make the vaccine available in the UAE, ”Dubai Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wrote in a post shared on his official Twitter account.

The UAE began administering the vaccine developed by Chinese state pharmaceutical company Sinopharm in July. In just six weeks, more than 31,000 volunteers have volunteered, including 1,000 residents with chronic illnesses. Ministry officials announced that Sinopharm's Covid jab is expected to be available to the whole community by the end of this year or early 2021.


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