Brazil will produce 100, million doses of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine

 
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Brazil to produce 100, million  doses of Oxford Covid-19 vaccine

Brazil announced on Saturday, June 27  an agreement to produce up to 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine developed by the  British University of Oxford, and which Brazil is helping to test.

The vaccine, in which Oxford works alongside the pharmaceutical group AstraZeneca, is among the most promising of the dozens that researchers around the world are experimenting with.

Under the $ 127 million deal, the Brazilian government's public health institute, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), will acquire the technology and supplies to produce the vaccine, which is being tested in Britain and South Africa, as well as in Brazil.

The executive secretary of the Ministry of Health, Elcio Franco, said that the agreement would give Brazil an advantage if the vaccine is effective and safe.

"The transfer of this technology will give us production autonomy," he said at a press conference.

"Brazil is trying to avoid situations like those that occurred at the beginning of the pandemic when high demand prevented us from accessing supplies and medicines. And we are evading the exorbitant profit margins applied during the pandemic," he added.

The agreement gives Brazil the right to produce an initial quantity of 30.4 million doses in December and January, while the vaccine is still being tested.

The $ 127 million stipulated in the agreement includes $30 million for the rights to the vaccine technology and the production process, authorities said.

If the vaccine passes clinical tests, Brazil will have the right to produce an additional 70 million doses, at an estimated cost of $2.30 each.

"Even if clinical trials are unsuccessful, our (vaccine production) technology will advance," said health ministry official Arnaldo Correia de Medeiros.

This week, Brazilian researchers began administering the vaccine, known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19, to volunteers.

Brazil was selected because it is one of the countries where the virus is spreading the fastest.  The country’s president has likened it to the flu and two health ministers have resigned

The South American giant has the second highest number of cases and deaths worldwide after the United States, with more than 1.2 million people infected and 55,000 deaths, according to the latest official data.

Experts say that conducting a relatively low number of screening tests means that the actual numbers in this country of 212 million people are likely to be much higher.



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Homer

Absolutely right jb, Last year the WHO and Unicef admitted that the polio epidemic in the Philippines was caused by the vaccine that should prevent polio. Big pharma has paid over the last decades millions of Dollars in damages. Even vaccines for influenza work for 40%, I was reading an article and yearly between 3 till 5 million people do get influenza and killing an estimated between 650 till 900,000 yearly worldwide. The Covid vaccine won't come anytime soon and maybe never, testing on humans had a negative effect and even on animals who did not survive it is likely that we might not see it soon. So what are they going to test, that's a bigger question if you asked me. Same with the horror, drama and indicting fear from the media which is not necessary unless there is a political use for it. Only direct contact is the culprit, aerosols and contaminated surfaces have been debunked. In general unless you have a medical condition it is not more deadly than Influenza and these rates are going hand in hand according to recent researches.

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Homer

Absolutely right jb, Last year the WHO and Unicef admitted that the polio epidemic in the Philippines was caused by the vaccine that should prevent polio. Big pharma has paid over the last decades millions of Dollars in damages. Even vaccines for influenza work for 40%, I was reading an article and yearly between 3 till 5 million people do get influenza and killing an estimated between 650 till 900,000 yearly worldwide. The Covid vaccine won't come anytime soon and maybe never, testing on humans had a negative effect and even on animals who did not survive it is likely that we might not see it soon. So what are they going to test, that's a bigger question if you asked me. Same with the horror, drama and indicting fear from the media which is not necessary unless there is a political use for it. Only direct contact is the culprit, aerosols and contaminated surfaces have been debunked. In general unless you have a medical condition it is not more deadly than Influenza and these rates are going hand in hand according to recent researches.

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Melonated Spy

Bill Gates is no Doctor, but I guess he does know viruses... Because his computer software are known to be filled with them. Take a look at his vax history in Africa... Horrible! You can make up your alternative facts to believe he is useful. If hates -gates wants to be useful in solving the problems of hunger and health it seems logical to tackle breaking the chains of colonization still holding Africa down, leading to internal corruption, and the mega corporations who steal the wealth and disregard the people... Millions of sheckles later his answer is vaccination? Ignorance can only get you far if you are privaledged... And reading some of these comments ignorance has made for a great retirement activity of sitting in the balcony comfortably watching the show.

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Oh ya

STICK google is your friend .try this ...Ted talk gates reduce population .

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STICK

You guys are really lonely and got a lot of time on your hands. When the fuck did Bill Gates say the right vaccination will reduce the world population by 10 to 15 percent? Anti-vaxxers or conspiracy theorist spread all kinds of lies about India's polio vaccination program. No they weren't kicked out of India, and currently have billions involved in over 43 vaccination programs in the country. It is very simple you morons, any kind of vaccine, either you take it or you don't. Spreading rumors and conspiracies hurt the effort of people that are sacrificing their finances to make the world healthier, and helping the poorest people on the planet.

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Oh ya

And one more thing. I watch a interview the other day and bill and wife stated how the vaccines should be doled out. There words.. Blacks, indians, old with pre conditions and medical staff. So i think without medical staff it will be easy for him to get rid of the rest on the list. But hey go get your shot if you want. In fact ask for a double dose as you can have mine

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Oh ya

Have to agree with jb on this one . They can not make a vaccine for a upper respiratory infection .if they could they would have made one for Sars and Mers. Bill gates aka the devil is into this and that should scare you enough to reject getting the jab .he is a pusher of reducing the world population .he stated in a Ted talk with the ....right vaccination they could reduce the world population by 10 to 15 percent . He was kicked out of india after his polio vaccine crippled a kids . And if you believe the Bible it says a wolf in sheeps clothing .oh look bikky always has his wool Mr Rogers sweater on .and as a added bonus the vaccine will be made out of aborted baby tissue

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Captain

I was going to let this ride but feel compelled to set you straight. Gates is one of US finest people and doesn’t deserve these false accusations that seem to spread like the plague. His foundation bothered to research why so many poor communities failed to get out of the poverty trap. The answer was because of high child fatalities parents tended to have more children so that some might survive into adulthood. Given there is no social old age income then families have to rely on the next generation to look after them. In order to break this vicious cycle you need to ensure the health of young children to enable their survival. If you solve this then the families can grow out of the trap and have have resources to educate the smaller family size. This is the programme that has been twisted out of shape by those jealous of his success and philanthropy.This is well documented elsewhere but I don’t want the denigration of America’s finest and most generous man to be vilified like this

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Jbbrown

Once this vaccine is available don't take it unless your an old, fat, potbellied, diabetic, chain smoking, alcoholic gringo. The rest of us thin healthy people can just wait to see if it work and if it does we avoid any side effects but get the advantage of herd immunity. OK boomer stop drooling and take your medicine LOL.

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