COVID vaccinations from the US and UK could provide people with more than 90 percent protection against the deadly disease. Pfizer, Moderna and now Oxford University have all presented promising early results, paving the way for approval on either side of the Atlantic. Theirs aren’t the only ongoing vaccine projects, however, with other, less popularised jabs in Eastern Europe and the Far East.
Does China have a vaccine for COVID?
Attention in Europe has focussed on the US and local vaccine developers, but researchers have also worked hard in the former COVID-19 epicentre.
China has developed several potential COVID-19 jabs, five in total.
Of these, China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) has two in the works.
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Russia has also released a COVID-19 vaccine, which it recently claimed carries 95 percent effectiveness.
The country joined China as one of the first to release a jab earlier this year, and theirs – named Sputnik V – is also uncertified.
News of its efficacy comes from Russian officials alone, who have hailed Sputnik V “indisputably positive news not just for Russia, but for the entire world, for all countries”.
Officials with the European Commission said they have not seen data confirming how protective it is.