Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed a grim milestone of 4 million on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, as many countries struggle to procure enough vaccines to inoculate their populations.
Meanwhile, the Serum Institute of India, which is preparing to produce Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine in the country under the name Covovax, plans to start trials of the vaccine on children next month, sources in the company told NDTV on Thursday.
US-based Novovax on Monday had said its COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90 per cent effective in a large, late-stage clinical trial in America and Mexico. Trials on adults in India had started in March.
The government has been counting on the vaccine, expected to be among the cheaper options in the market, to make up for the shortfall that exacerbated India’s devastating second wave and forced it to stop exports.
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