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China is developing a vaccine against a new strain of coronavirus

07.07.2021 54 просмотров

Developing vaccines against the delta strain of coronavirus will not be difficult, said Zhong Nanshan, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese respiratory disease expert.


Developing vaccines against the delta strain of coronavirus will not be difficult, Zhong Nanshan, member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Chinese respiratory disease expert, said.

“On the issue of vaccines, we literally just held a meeting, - said the expert. - According to its participants, vaccines of all kinds should be developed against the delta strain. The technology is already quite mature. We just need to change the antigens and tweak the technology a bit. So I think it won't be too difficult to develop vaccines against the Delta strain."

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China first encountered a new strain of coronavirus called "delta" during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Guangzhou. This strain, first identified in India, has a shorter incubation period and higher infectivity, and those infected take longer to recover. Research and development of vaccines against the latest coronavirus strains is already underway in China, and existing Chinese vaccines have been shown to be effective against the Delta strain.

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"Currently, the pandemic is gaining momentum in some countries and regions of the world," said Li Xingqian , Director of the Foreign Trade Department of the Ministry of Commerce of China. - We are well aware of the impatience people are waiting for the vaccine in these countries. Despite the limited capacity to supply vaccines in our country, we try our best to provide vaccines to other countries. So far, we have already exported Chinese vaccines to more than 40 countries and regions around the world, and a decision has been made to provide the COVAX program with the first batch of 10 million doses of vaccines.

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very much in demand. One of the reasons people choose this particular vaccine is the proven technology behind it. It uses an inactivated virus, like the polio or rabies vaccines we are accustomed to.

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"The Sinopharm vaccine is the first WHO-approved vaccine we can get and the quality is very good," says Nithi Mahanonda, Secretary General of the Royal Hulabhorn Academy, Thailand. - I think the side effects and efficacy are the same as other vaccines.

A number of countries, including Thailand and Egypt, have been granted the right to produce the Chinese vaccine locally. Often, the supply of foreign drugs against coronavirus is canceled or delayed, and localized production allows the country to provide the necessary amount of vaccines. " title="Chinese Vaccine 6.jpg">

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