China could start vaccinating the population in November, expert says

The chinese citizens could begin to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in November or December because the clinical tests are being carried out without mishap, said an expert from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) quoted today by the official press.

CDC chief biosafety advisor Wu Guizhen was convinced that vaccines against the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 they could take between one and three years, notes the state newspaper Global Times.

For now, five of the nine vaccines that have reached the third phase of clinical trials worldwide are developed by ChinaTherefore, Wu said that it is the Asian country that is “leading” the race to discover it.

In fact, the expert took part in one of the trials carried out in the country: “I was injected with a vaccine in April, I was a volunteer in the tests. I feel fine right now,” she explained.

Regarding the manufacture of vaccines, Wu revealed that experts from the National Health Commission are reviewing “intensively” production plants, and that for now two have already received the green light from the authorities.

Since it is a “high risk” virus, the expert points out that it is imperative that vaccines be producedn in a negative pressure environment that prevents the pathogen from being filtered outside or to other rooms.

Beijing approved the emergency use of vaccines for toilets and other sectors at the end of July, so the general population would not be the first to receive the injection in November, if that date is finally specified. (With information from EFE).


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