PH may join 5 COVID-19 vaccine trials

The Philippines may join up to five international clinical trials of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus.

6/3/2020 9:57:00 AM

The Philippines may join up to five international clinical trials of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus.

The Philippines may join up to five international clinical trials of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus.

De la Peña said two of them are based in Taiwan while the others are in China.De la Peña added that the partnerships “can increase to five,” but he did not elaborate.On May 22, Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases approved the recommendations of the DOST to participate in clinical trials aimed at developing a vaccine against COVID-19.

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De la Peña earlier noted that the development of vaccines requires a"very good research on viruses," but the country has no facility for that.This prompted the DOST to seek the establishment of a virology institute, mostly to prepare for another pandemic.

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With how Philippines reacted about Dengavaxia... well I don’t think na this would be a great idea.

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