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Nutrient

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One of the stated reasons Sinopharm's decided on UAE was to trial the vaccine in a more diverse racial setting. It will help identify effectiveness of vaccine across various race and ethnicity.
Yes, racial diversity is another good reason for going to the UAE.
 

Nutrient

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India's Serum Institute is producing a generic version of the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine. That one entered limited Phase III trials in May in the United Kingdom and Brazil (involving a few thousand people).
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-- never mind Phase III. As there is no guarantee that India's generic production process would yield the same vaccine as Oxford's, the latter's early Phase III trial may not be relevant. If the Serum Institute is indeed
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before even going through Phase II, they are taking a big risk.
 

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Incidentally, the Serum Instituted has
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-- never mind Phase III. As there is no guarantee that India's generic production process would yield the same vaccine as Oxford's, the latter's early Phase III trial may not be relevant. If the Serum Institute is indeed
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before even going through Phase II, they are taking a big risk.
Not a great idea safety-wise to suddenly vaccinate hundreds of millions of people with a new vaccine that has had its safety trial sped through.

Better to start vaccinating people at the pace of the capacity of the vaccine production and take it as some sort of a Phase IV trial (with a lot more people) to like compensate for the shortcut taken through its safety trial.
 

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  • Vietnam’s health minister suggested that a new strain of coronavirus is behind its recent spike in cases.
  • Each patient has been found to infect five to six people on average, he said, compared with a range of 1.8 to 2.2 before, Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said Sunday.
  • The strain appears to be new to Vietnam but has been seen in the British Isles and Bangladesh.
  • Viruses mutate over time, but scientists that does not necessarily result in a virus becoming more contagious or dangerous.
  • Vietnam’s latest outbreak, first found in Da Nang on July 25, ended the country’s 99-day streak of no new cases. Vietnam has said its health system could not handle a mass outbreak.
  • As of Monday morning, Vietnam had 621 confirmed infections and six deaths.
 

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Apparently I was wrong about not able to find an effective antiviral drug soon. And I am glad about that. The Methodist hospital at the Texas Medical Center now shows that an existing drug, Aviptadil, is highly effective on COVID-19. Aviptadil is a peptide drug, has been around for about 20 years and has originally been used to treat ED. Patients with Critical COVID-19 were seen to have a rapid clearing of classic pneumonitis findings on x-ray, within 4 days. Although very promising, the study is still on-going. Don't start popping Aviptadil just yet!

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California virus cases underreported, health official says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Figures showing California has slowed the rate of coronavirus infections may be in doubt because a technical problem has delayed reporting of test results, the state's top health official said.

For days, California hasn't received full counts on the number of tests conducted nor the number that come back positive for COVID-19, Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said Tuesday.

He blamed an unspecified technical problem affecting the state's database that provides test results to local health departments. Ghaly said it's unclear when the issue would be fixed, adding that the state is relaying information manually to county health officials.
 

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