Phase 1 trials for our homegrown covid jab are about to wrap
Covi Vax phase 1 trials end next week: Egyptian researchers will complete phase 1 clinical trials for locally-made covid vaccine Covi Vax next week, head of the National Research Center’s virus department Mohamed Ali said in an interview last night (watch, runtime: 5:23).
Covi Vax ready in July? The second and third phases are expected to take six months to complete, potentially allowing the vaccine to be assessed by regulators early in the third quarter.
The Health Ministry reported 932 new covid-19 infections yesterday, down from 951 the day before. Egypt has now disclosed a total of 394,740 confirmed cases of covid-19. The ministry also reported 19 new deaths, bringing the country’s total death toll to 22,014.
Half of Europeans will catch the ‘cron in the next six-eight weeks if it continues to spread at its current rate, according to the World Health Organization, which yesterday characterized the variant as a “west-to-east tidal wave sweeping across the region.” (AFP)