Covid-19 roundup: Sinopharm touts 'better than expected' PhIII vaccine data; After Pfizer/BioNTech, Russia claims vaccine is 92% effective on slimmer evidence
On the heels of groundbreaking Covid-19 vaccine data from Pfizer and BioNTech — and Russia’s claims that its Sputnik V is just as good — China’s Sinopharm said late-stage data from its candidates are “better than expected.”
It’s unclear what Sinopharm is basing its characterization on. In a statement posted on WeChat, the state-owned company noted that its trials are in final stages, with over 50,000 volunteers enrolled in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Peru, Argentina and others.
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