The latest deal comes on deadline day for members of the World Health Organization to join its COVAX scheme, which aims to buy COVID-19 vaccines and ensure immunisations are fairly and efficiently distributed.
"Yes, it is proceeding at warp speed".
Pfizer, the other American company currently carrying out Phase 3 trials in the USA, followed suit a short time later and there is now added pressure for the remainder to do the same.
During a video conference of European Union health ministers on 4 September, the German government, which holds the European Union presidency for the second half of this year, estimated that an additional €750 million would be needed to develop existing vaccine candidates, according to minutes of the meeting seen by Reuters. Experts say at least 70% of Americans need to be vaccinated or have immunity from a previous contraction in order to protect the country from the virus. The funding will be considered as "a down-payment" on the vaccines that will be purchased by member states.
"This second agreement is yet another milestone in our EU Vaccines Strategy". It is looking to invest $6 billion to secure access to a diverse portfolio of vaccine candidates, now at different stages of clinical trials around the world. An independent estimate by worldwide brokerage Sanford Bernstein estimated that the government is likely to vaccinate only 30% of the population against the infectious respiratory disease at a cost of $2 billion over three years.
The COVE Study at Rutgers will run for 25 months, or just over two years, and will require participants to visit their testing clinic six times.
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"We encourage individuals across the state to consider participating in this trial, which could bring the world one step closer to ending this global health crisis", said Dr. Shobha Swaminathan, principal investigator for Rutgers NJMS and medical director, infectious diseases practice, at the hospital.
The vaccine should be made available to healthcare workers and the elderly starting in November. All three of the most likely initial vaccines are based on newer technologies, which means that the companies have had to create new manufacturing capacity, he said. "This is not like the flu".
"To avoid double counting, we have assumed the recent additional agreement between the AMC and the Serum Institute of India to "accelerate" the production of 100 million AstraZeneca or Novavax vaccines already captured within those companies' respective supply deals with the Serum Institute", Oxfam clarified.
Moderna's CEO Stephane Bancel said on Thursday his company would know whether their vaccine works by November.