[Newsletter] Round-Up of COVID-19 Vaccine Updates: Week Commencing November 02, 2020

With the news on the novel coronavirus pandemic ever-changing, and the search for COVID-19 vaccines still continuing, it is difficult to stay on top of the goings-on of the vaccines in development. To help you stay on top of things, Nidhi Parekh of The Shared Microscope writes weekly updates on the vaccines alone.

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COVID-19 Top Vaccines

There are currently 12 COVID-19 vaccines in the final phase of clinical trials. The final phase results of all these vaccines are currently awaited. For more information on the regulatory process for vaccines (which is a labyrinth), check out this post here.


1. The Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

What is The Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Earlier this week, the Financial Times announced that Oxford/AstraZeneca expects results from their coronavirus trials by the end of the year. Considering the second wave of the virus and lockdowns in Europe, it offers hope to millions of vulnerable people. 


2. The Moderna Vaccine

What is The Moderna Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update, check out our post here.


3. Sinovac’s CoronaVac Vaccine

What is The CoronaVac Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update, check out our post here.


4. Cansino’s Ad5-nCoV

What is Cansino’s Ad5-nCoV Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

According to Reuters, Mexico has received the first dose of the CanSino COVID-19 vaccine candidate for late-stage Phase 3 clinical trials in 10,000 to 15,000 volunteers. 


5. Unnamed Inactive Vaccine – Wuhan

What is The Inactive Virus Vaccine From Wuhan And How Does It Work?

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For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Last week, Sinopharm’s chairman announced that the company is hoping to produce a billion doses of their coronavirus vaccines (the unnamed Wuhan vaccine and BBIBP-CorV) per year. 


6. Sinopharm’s BBIBP-CorV

What is Sinopharm’s BBIBP-CorV And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Last week, Sinopharm’s chairman announced that the company is hoping to produce a billion doses of their coronavirus vaccines (the unnamed Wuhan vaccine and BBIBP-CorV) per year. 


7. Pfizer and BioNTech’s BNT162b2

What is Pfizer and BioNTech’s BNT162 Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Argentinian President Alberto Fernandez has said that the country could receive 750,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in December. 

The Australian Government has also made an agreement with Pfizer for 10 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine. 


8. The Russian Gam-COVID-Vac

What is the Gam-COVID-Vac And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

On 02 November, Reuters revealed that Argentina expects to receive 10 million doses of the Russian Gam-COVID-Vac.


9. Novavax’s NVX-CoV2373

What is Novavax’s NVX-CoV2373 And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Earlier this week, the Australian Government finalised a supply agreement with Novavax for 40 million COVID-19 vaccine doses.


10. Johnson & Johnson’s JNJ-78436735/Ad26.CoV2-S

What is Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Following an unexpected unexplained illness in a participant, the J&J trials were put on hold worldwide last month. The trials had since resumed worldwide. Earlier this week, Brazil resumed its trials of the J&J COVID-19 vaccine. 


11. Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s BCG Vaccine Trial

What is Murdoch Children’s Research Institute Doing?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

Phase 3 clinical trial results for this vaccine are still to be declared. Since the trials started, we haven’t had any updates on the use of the BCG vaccine against COVID-19.


12. Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin

What is Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin And How Does It Work?

For a quick one-paragraph rundown, check out our recent post here.

Latest Update

There have been no new updates on this vaccine this week. For our most recent update, check out our post here.


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