Newsman: United Kingdom has approved emergency authorization for the Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine. The vaccine does not require storage in ultra-cold freezers as it could be stored at 36 degree Fahrenheit temperature. The AstraZeneca vaccine costs significantly less than the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech ones. But Some trials showed it had a lower efficacy rate. The U.K.
Meanwhile, China’s Sinopharm says its coronavirus vaccine is 79% effective, and is seeking approval from regulators, although some 1 million or more people reportedly already received a Sinopharm vaccine as part of an emergency use program. The Russian government has approved its Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, for use by individuals aged 60 years and above.
Sputniknews quoted Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko as saying to Russia-24 broadcaster: “The Health Ministry approved amendments to the instructions for medical use (of the vaccine). The Sputnik V vaccine is now approved for use in persons aged 18 and over.