What's the status of Oxford Astra Zeneca trials in India, other countries

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The vaccine immediately garnered criticism from the worldwide scientific community because of the lack of data on advanced human trials.

Soriot said Thursday that AstraZeneca is "on track for having a set of data that we would submit before the end of the year", Business Insider previously reported.

Johnson & Johnson was one of nine companies to commit last week to uphold scientific standards in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine amid rising concerns that safety and efficacy standards might slip in the rush to halt the pandemic.

Last week, Oxford temporarily paused its large-scale vaccination tests after one participant in the United Kingdom reported severe neurological symptoms; it was restarted on Sunday.

As per Bloomberg News, vaccine manufacturer Beijing Wantai Biological Pharmacy Enterprise and the scientists at Xiamen University are developing the inoculation. The goal of the large studies is to see if the vaccine is capable of preventing COVID-19, and is safe.

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According to a World Health Organization site that tracks vaccine progress, there are now 169 Covid-19 vaccine candidates under development, with 26 in the human trial phase.

Pune-based SII has partnered with five global pharmaceutical companies, including AAstraZeneca and Novavax, to develop a vaccine for the virus. News that the trial is resuming comes four days after the disclosure that it had been paused because of a suspected serious adverse reaction in a participant. "And then, of course, it is the regulator's job to issue a license or not".

"Clinical trials have begun in Moscow", Murashko said, adding that the ministry had also created "the world's first mobile application" that allows participants to "report on their condition" throughout the lengthy trial period. Volunteers have been recruited in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador in the northeastern state of Bahia where a hospital is conducting the tests. Volunteers living with underlying medical conditions, such as HIV, will also be tested to ensure the vaccine's safety. There has been no confirmation from the concerned authorities in South Africa yet on when the trials will recommence.

Poonawalla's remarks came a day after Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said a vaccine against the coronavirus disease would be ready by early next year.

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