A volunteer in Mexico is given CanSino’s vaccine candidate as part of the late-stage trial currently running the country. Photo: Reuters A volunteer in Mexico is given CanSino’s vaccine candidate as part of the late-stage trial currently running the country. Photo: Reuters
A volunteer in Mexico is given CanSino’s vaccine candidate as part of the late-stage trial currently running the country. Photo: Reuters

US coronavirus vaccine trials raise hopes Chinese drugs will also prove effective, says pharma chief

  • CanSino’s co-founder Zhu Tao says the positive results reported by Moderna and Pfizer suggest it would ‘not be difficult’ to reach high efficacy rates
  • Chinese drugs may not reach the 90-plus per cent level of the US products, but they would still be ‘successful’ if they hit 70 or 80 per cent

Topic |   Coronavirus vaccine
A volunteer in Mexico is given CanSino’s vaccine candidate as part of the late-stage trial currently running the country. Photo: Reuters A volunteer in Mexico is given CanSino’s vaccine candidate as part of the late-stage trial currently running the country. Photo: Reuters
A volunteer in Mexico is given CanSino’s vaccine candidate as part of the late-stage trial currently running the country. Photo: Reuters
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