Moderna helps WHO develop Covid-19 shots that can help poor nations

19/9/2022 8:28:00 AM

Moderna helps WHO develop Covid-19 shots that can help poor nations

Moderna helps WHO develop Covid-19 shots that can help poor nations

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https://str.sg/wKK5GENEVA - Moderna has allowed its Covid-19 vaccine to be used in a World Health Organisation (WHO) effort to develop mRNA shots that would increase production and access for poor countries.Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines, a South African biotechnology company working with the WHO, has used the Moderna vaccine in comparison studies in mice to test the effectiveness of its own shots, said Afrigen managing director Petro Terblanche.

Demand for Covid shots has slowed across the world as more recent variants of the virus have caused milder illness, yet many people in low- and middle-income countries like South Africa remain unvaccinated and vulnerable to the potentially lethal disease.

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sg/wKK5 GENEVA - Moderna has allowed its Covid-19 vaccine to be used in a World Health Organisation (WHO) effort to develop mRNA shots that would increase production and access for poor countries. Afrigen Biologics & Vaccines, a South African biotechnology company working with the WHO, has used the Moderna vaccine in comparison studies in mice to test the effectiveness of its own shots, said Afrigen managing director Petro Terblanche. Indonesia hunts for Bjorka, hacker selling 1. Demand for Covid shots has slowed across the world as more recent variants of the virus have caused milder illness, yet many people in low- and middle-income countries like South Africa remain unvaccinated and vulnerable to the potentially lethal disease. When first responders came across the first crash site, both people onboard the plane were dead, police said. With Moderna's help, Afrigen is aiming to develop a shot that may be manufactured by at least 15 production facilities around the globe under the aegis of the WHO's mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer Hub in Cape Town. READ MORE HERE DPM Lawrence Wong talks life priorities with young S'poreans Must Singaporeans always be competitive and excel in what they do? Or can they be happy with just"good enough"? Singapore should aim for zero road death, says safety champion More than 100 people die on the road here each year. Moderna didn't supply the vaccine directly. None of the victims were immediately identified.

It allowed the vaccine to be provided by the French government after a request from the United Nations-backed Medicines Patent Pool, according to Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, the pool's chair. Elite group also performs covert operations and VIP escorts for local and foreign dignitaries. The two aircraft were a Cessna 172 and a Sonex Xenos, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement, adding that investigators are probing what led up to the accident. Pfizer refused a similar request because it didn't regard the need as urgent, she said. Moderna and the partnership of Pfizer and BioNTech SE have come under increased pressure to allow factories in poorer countries to produce their vaccines after the world's richest nations raced to inoculate their populations while barely any vaccines were available in large parts of Africa.. "Since the start of the pandemic Pfizer has received many requests to collaborate on studies and other initiatives from many different worthy sources," Pfizer said in a response to questions. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the planes collided near the Vance Brand Airport, a general aviation airport in Longmont, Colorado. "Unfortunately, it is impossible to support them all and our focus remains on delivering as per our existing supply agreements with governments. Embed Twitter.

" Moderna declined to comment. France has supported the mRNA hub, giving it 20 million euros(S$28 million) in assistance so far, said Dr Kieny. The WHO's mRNA hub has a more ambitious plan, with the production of a vaccine designed by Afrigen to take place at factories in countries including South Africa, Argentina, Ukraine and Bangladesh. The early-stage trials of Afrigen's shot in mice produced"a strong immune response," the company said. Moderna placed some conditions on the use of its vaccine in the studies, Professor Terblanche said, declining to elaborate.

Still, Afrigen may need further assistance from Moderna or Pfizer, including allowing the use of vaccine for comparative human trials that are expected to start by May. That request is expected in coming weeks, Dr Kieny said. Ultimately the WHO plans to follow the production of a Covid-19 vaccine with an attempt to develop inoculations for neglected diseases that plague the citizens of poor countries such as tuberculosis, HIV-AIDS, some forms of cancer and hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, Lassa fever and the Marburg virus. BLOOMBERG More On This Topic .