AstraZeneca pins great hopes on its potential vaccine against Covid-19

Elias Hubbard
August 1, 2020

Appreciating the efforts of India in its contributions to vaccine development and preparedness, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA, Dr Anthony Fauci said, India's research and development capacity will be integrated into global efforts to address COVID-19 crisis.

The vaccine, in its early stage, was successful in producing an immune response.

Moderna, which is based in MA and announced its COVID-19 vaccine candidate in January, confirmed to Reuters that the company had been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was made aware of the suspected "information reconnaissance activities" by the hacking group mentioned in last week's indictment. We have had good data so far. "We need to show the efficacy in the clinical program, but so far, so good", Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said on a media call on Thursday, as cited in the HT report. It has also made a licensing agreement with the Serum Institute of India to supply low-priced vaccines in developing countries, say reports.

Its aim is to deliver 2 billion doses of effective, approved COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021.

In earlier news, Reuters reported that Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company Moderna Inc MRNA.O, a leading USA -based coronavirus vaccine research developer, earlier this year in a bid to steal valuable data, according to a US security official tracking Chinese hacking activity. According to the article, the scientist has also claimed that while the Coronavirus vaccine can be developed by many across the world, the production of desired quantities will not be feasible if the Indian manufacturers are not involved.

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