China tests new vaccine on public workers

A Chinese Health official last weekend revealed how China has been secretly testing vaccines on key public workers since last month after granting special emergency powers permitting the use of unapproved developmental vaccines allowed public officials to be given a vaccine.

According to Professor Ben Cowling, who is coordinating China’s and WHO’s efforts on COVID-19, there could be a few vaccines that come to market by December but he said that he’s not sure if they will be available in large quantities.He thinks summer 2021 is more likely to be the time when entire populations can be immunised against Covid-19.

The novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19 allegedly originated in China, before it spread across the world. Now China is using its global footprint in a relentless effort to win the race to develop an effective vaccine.