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U.S. CDC tells states to prep for COVID-19 vaccine distribution as soon as late October Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in AtlantaMore
Patty Aguilar | 04 September, 2020, 19:41

Concerns about so-called vaccine nationalism were fueled by allegations that Russian intelligence services orchestrated the hacking of western development programs - which the Kremlin denied.

Russia's coronavirus vaccine produced an antibody response in all participants in two early-stage trials, according to results published by The Lancet. So they're going to have to prioritize who gets it.

Speaking at the World Health Organization, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Equatorial Guinea media briefing today, Dr Richard Hatchett, Chief Executive Officer of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), said that when it does become available, 30% of the population of African countries will have access to the vaccine. In fact, the drug giant is already preparing its submission in case the vaccine shows early efficacy in the trial, Bourla said. When calculating how many people would get the vaccine inoculated in the first phase, the group assumed at least four COVID-19 testing trials backed by the U.S would fail.

"Our hypothesis is that if we use the vaccine to protect those in our healthcare systems, and to prevent needless suffering and death, we can take the sting out of the pandemic, and we can do that much more rapidly and won't need to vaccinate 100% of the population to do that, but we do need to do that globally". "Vaccines should be ready when they are found to be safe and efficient. The study was not randomized, and it was not large enough to detect rarer safety issues", Yaqub said.

Both vaccines used a modified version of the common cold-causing adenovirus to carry genes for the spike protein in the coronavirus, as a way to prime the body to react if a real virus causing COVID-19 comes along.

When NBC News asked if Fauci anxious the process had become too political, he said that while there may be perception of external influence he said he doesn't see it "practically playing out". According to official records, it will be a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Head was not linked to the Russian research.

"Ultimately, we must not pour additional fuel on the anti-vaccine lobby fires", he said.

Ramping up efforts with civil society and other local partners to ensure that people are well-informed about the COVID-19 vaccination process and putting measures in place to enhance trust and tackle misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

But on Friday, WHO spokeswoman Dr. Margaret Harris said she "had no specific information on Russian Federation. and who is sharing what (data) with who". She said the agency's aim was "to get all countries together and get all the information".

With several vaccine candidates showing promise, UNICEF, in collaboration with the PAHO Revolving Fund, will lead efforts to procure and supply doses of COVID-19 vaccines on behalf of the COVAX Facility for 92 low- and lower middle-income countries whose vaccine purchases will be supported by the mechanism through the Gavi COVAX AMC as well as a buffer stockpile for humanitarian emergencies.

Cheng reported from London.

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