China’s Sinopharm says vaccine '79% effective' against Covid-19

Beijing - The effectiveness is lower than rival vaccines.


Published: Wed 30 Dec 2020, 9:23 AM

Phase III trials of a vaccine developed by Sinopharm found it was 79 per cent effective against Covid-19, the Chinese pharma giant announced on Wednesday.

“Sinopharm CNBG Beijing’s inactivated coronavirus vaccine exhibits safety after vaccination... the protective effect of the vaccine against Covid-19 is 79.34%,” said Beijing Institute of Biological Products — a Sinopharm subsidiary.

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