Sinovac launches late-stage trial for potential COVID-19 vaccine in Indonesia

first_imgChina’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd launched on Tuesday a late-stage human trial involving as many as 1,620 patients in Indonesia for a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that it is developing with Indonesian state-owned peer Bio Farma.The candidate, known as CoronaVac and previously PiCoVacc, is among few potential vaccines that have entered late-stage trials for a large-scale study to gather proof of efficacy for regulatory approval.CoronaVac is already undergoing a late-stage trial in Brazil slated for as many as 9,000 people. Its Indonesia trial comes as Southeast Asia’s most populous country grapples with spiking infection numbers, with over 127,000 cases recorded as of Tuesday. The trial has so far recruited 1,215 people and will last six months.A ceremony for the launch on Tuesday in Bandung, West Java, was attended by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo.”The threat of COVID-19 will not subside until a vaccine is given to all the people,” Widodo said.Sinovac expects to also test the vaccine candidate in Bangladesh. Topics :center_img Separately, Sinovac late on Monday released details from a mid-stage, or Phase 2, study in which it said the vaccine candidate appeared to be safe and induced detectable antibody-based immune responses in subjects.In the Phase 2 clinical trial involving 600 participants in China, the candidate did not cause any serious side effect and the rate of fever was relatively low compared with other COVID-19 candidates, the paper showed ahead of peer review.Sinovac has to test its vaccine abroad because China is no longer a satisfactory site for late-stage trials due to the low number of new infection cases.last_img read more

Brendan Cummins defends controversial free take shoot out

first_imgA former Tipperary goal keeper has defended the use of the free take shoot out which was needed to seperate Limerick and Clare at the Gaelic grounds yesterday.The Treaty County secured their place in the semi finals of the National Hurling League after Colin Ryan hit the winner in a free take contest.It was required as the sides finished level at 4-21 to 33 points after two periods of addition time. Banner boss Donal Maloney said it was no way to finish a game. But speaking with Ronan Quirke on Extra Time last night, former Tipp keeper Brendan Cummins said he would like to see more players on the field taking frees. Photo: All Ireland Poc Fada Championships, Facebooklast_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Not surprisingly, the vast majority of fans chose the first two options with 59 percent of the 626 votes cast believing Bruce Arians and Co. will win a close one against their non-conference foe.Heading into Sunday’s game, Arizona is already 3-0 in games against the AFC South.center_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Every day, we at ask our readers a question. It’s the Sanderson Ford Poll Question of the Day, and it can be found midway down the right side of our home page.On Saturday, we asked what fans they think will happen at LP Field in Nashville between the Arizona Cardinals and the Tennessee Titans.The choices were Cardinals win big, Cardinals win in a close one, Titans win big and Titans win in a close one.last_img read more