State expects COVID-19 vaccine to begin arriving in mid-December

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If there are any approved vaccines, the regulatory agency will take independent medicines and health products.

Britain secured access to 100 million doses of the vaccine produced by the British drug manufacturer in partnership with the University of Oxford.

Hospitals in England have been told they could receive the first doses of the Pfizer shot as early as the week of December 7 if it receives approval, the Guardian and Financial Times reported. The US Vaccination Program also hopes to begin vaccinating some Americans in December.

The Wyoming Medical Center has released a self-report, noting that of those affected by COVID-19 in Wyoming, 6,610 are 18 years of age or under.

Moderna Inc applied for USA and European emergency authorisation of its Covid-19 vaccine based on full results from a late-stage study showing its vaccine was 94.1 per cent effective with no serious safety concerns.

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Johnson said the roll-out of a vaccine could be "just days away".

The British government hopes a combination of vaccines and mass testing will end the need for restrictions on business and everyday life it imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The four-week national lockout in the United Kingdom is due to end on Wednesday, and will be replaced by a three-tier system of regional measures restricting business activity, travel and socialization. The vast majority of the country is placed in the upper two classes, which means that most people will be barred from meeting friends inside, bars and restaurants still face restrictions and everything from large weddings to choral practices is prohibited.

"Whichever way you cut the data - even if you only believe the full-dose data ... we still have efficacy that meets the thresholds for approval with a vaccine that's over 60pc effective", he said. It must be stored at ultra-cold temperatures of around minus minus 94 Fahrenheit.

AstraZeneca-COVID-19 Oxford's vaccine candidate is being performed by SII in India in clinical trials.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine can be stored at conventional refrigerator temperatures, and is also cheaper than its main rivals. But some scientists have questioned the gaps in its report results.

The interim test results of AstraZeneca's vaccine showed that efficacy in patients administered two full doses one month apart was 62 percent, while in those administered a half-dose and then a full dose, it reached 90 percent. They said half the dose was being administered due to a production error, and are planning a new clinical trial to investigate the most effective dose method.

The Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine will go through another global trial, according to CEO Pascal Soriot.



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