The World Health Organization has added the Sinopharm vaccine to its list of approved Covid-19 jabs, raising awareness of Chinese-made drugs amid doubts about its effectiveness.
The list of firearms, developed in collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Biological Products, is a double standard for all adults between the ages of 18 and older, says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO executive director.
It is the first vaccine of any kind made in China to receive an emergency use permit from the WHO. Acceptance is a sign for countries that Sinopharm vaccine it is safe to use and means that the jab will be added to the WHO Covax vaccination program.
Alejandro Cravioto, chairman of the WHO’s immunization advisory team, said the team had “carefully evaluated” the vaccine, and that there was “sufficient evidence” that it was safe and reduced at least 79 percent of cases.
The first study of the vaccine was conducted mainly in China, where coronavirus was already found. The final phase, or phase 3, training was conducted in other countries. Sinopharm contains a second two-dose vaccine for coronavirus, developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, which has not been approved by the WHO.
WHO’s approval is the success of Sinopharm, the leading vaccine maker in the Chinese market and offers many jabs for public safety programs but has not yet tested itself as a vaccine supplier.
The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
China has promised Covid vaccine in developing countries but the spread of other countries has failed due to limited production, as Chinese manufacturers have been slower than those in the West to produce more experiments.
The WHO has shown a lack of awareness among elderly patients, and calls for enlightened studies to be conducted in countries where the shootings are offered to the elderly.
The approval of the jab means it can be used in countries affected by Covid waves, such as India and Brazil, says WHO.
Mohga Kamal-Yanni, a medical specialist at the People’s Vaccine Alliance, said her confession was “good news for people in developing countries who, for months, have seen people in rich countries get vaccinated when they are left behind”.
Mariângela Simão, assistant director general of the WHO’s access to medical care, says the recognition has the potential to “speed up” access to countries that want to protect health workers and those most at risk.