Argentina, Mexico to produce COVID-19 vaccine

Henrietta Strickland
August 14, 2020

President Trump announced a deal on Tuesday between the USA government and biotechnology company Moderna for 100 million doses of the company's COVID-19 vaccine.

Russian Federation claimed earlier Tuesday it has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine in the world, but there is skepticism about the product that came from a Moscow institute.

In recent weeks, the USA has made deals to acquire hundreds of millions of doses of potential COVID-19 vaccines from several companies as part of its Operation Warp Speed program, which aims to deliver a vaccine in the country by the end of the year.

The Trump administration will also have the option to buy an additional 400 million doses of mRNA-1273, the statement said.

Earlier this month, Moderna said it had priced its COVID-19 vaccine mRNA-1273 at up to $37 dose in the low-volume deals it had struck at that time. The Japanese government has also reached an agreement to secure doses for 60 million people by the end of June next year. Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates " We are very pleased to collaborate with an organisation like Johnson & Johnson.

That means the United States has already signed advance agreements for 800 million doses of vaccine for a 330 million population. Then there is another United States $1.95 billion agreement with Pfizer and BioNtech for another 100 million doses. Thanks to their participation in these historic trials, the world has taken a major step towards developing the first tested, safe vaccine.

As far as the financial projections of procuring the vaccines are concerned, the members of the Expert Group touched upon the issue but did not hold any detailed discussions as there are multiple vaccine candidates in the race and some of them are single dose and some multiple dose vaccines.

The pact is for the creation/enhancement of manufacturing capacities for drug substance and product for Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Ad26.COV2.S.

Pfizer's price is slightly higher than Moderna's per dose, but Pfizer hasn't received government money for testing its vaccine. Which is the most effective face mask to block Covid-19?

28 of them in clinical (human) trials.

At least eight candidate vaccines being developed in India. Two of these have entered phase -II trials after completing phase-I.

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