Tuesday 22 June 2021

Peru begins trials on 6,000 volunteers of Chinese vaccine against covid-19

Volunteers are between 18 and 75 years old and must not have contracted the new coronavirus

(Q24N) Lima, Peru – The clinical trial phase of a potential Chinese vaccine against COVID-19 began this Wednesday, September 9, in Peru, where it will be applied by two local universities to 6,000 volunteers.

Volunteers are between 18 and 75 years old and must not have contracted the new coronavirus

“This Wednesday and Thursday we began to apply the vaccines,” said Dr. Germán Málaga, a researcher at the Cayetano Heredia University, in charge of selecting the first 3,000 volunteers.

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The first volunteers arrived in the morning at the university headquarters, whose access was guarded by police and military. All entered and left after being inoculated, they did not give statements.

In response to inquiries from reporters about her participation in the clinical trial, a woman just raised a thumb.

With 33 million inhabitants, Peru is the third country in Latin America in deaths (from the pandemic, with 30,236, after Brazil (128,653) and Mexico (69,095). In addition, it is the second in contagions bordering the 700,000 confirmed cases.

And it is the most mourning country in the world, with 915 deaths per 1 million population, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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For example, the top three with the highest number of infections and deaths, the United States with 6,550,984 infections and 195,259 deaths, India 4,482,171 infections and 75,197 deaths; and Brazil 4,199,332 infections and 128,653 deaths, have deaths per million population of 589, 54 and 604, respectively.

Volunteers for the advanced phase 3 – in which the vaccine is tested in people for the first time – are between 18 and 75 years old and must not have contracted the new coronavirus, according to the instructions released in recent weeks by the study organizers.

The second group of 3,000 volunteers will receive the vaccine in October under the supervision of the University of San Marcos.

The registration of volunteers exceeded expectations and was carried out in record time, in less than three hours, through a website. In total, more than 9,000 people showed up.

The application of the vaccine of the Chinese group Sinopharm will be through an intramuscular injection, in the arm.


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