Three COVID-19 Vaccines Under Late-Stage Review For WHO Emergency Approval

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is reportedly in the final stages of reviewing three coronavirus vaccines for international emergency distribution.

Reuters reported Wednesday that an internal document obtained by the newswire indicated that the WHO could in the coming weeks or months give the green light to the inoculations developed by Moderna, AstraZeneca and China’s Sinopharm and Sinovac.

The WHO has already approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

According to Reuters, Mariangela Simao, WHO assistant director-general for access to medicines, vaccines and pharmaceuticals, said, “We have 3 more in final phase to be assessed for listing, we have 2 more still submitting…In total we have 13.”

Simao added that the WHO, the public health wing of the United Nations, was not aware of any deaths linked to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Read more at The Hill.




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