Mexico approves China's CanSino and Sinovac Covid-19 vaccines - (The Straits Times via NewsPoints Desk)

  • Mexico authorised the emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech and CanSino Bio, the country’s deputy health minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Wednesday, as reported in The Strait Times.

  • In a Brazilian trial, Sinovac’s CoronaVac vaccine had efficacy of just over 50%.

  • Meanwhile, Pakistan said on Monday that CanSino's vaccine showed 65.7% efficacy in preventing symptomatic cases and a 90.98% success rate in stopping severe disease in an interim analysis of global trials.

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