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China. Hundreds of people line up for experimental vaccine

Hundreds of people lined up at the hospital in Yiwu, where nurses are administering the experimental vaccine against covid-19, for a fee of around $ 60, or about 51 euros, according to the BBC.

Clinical tests have not yet been completed for this vaccine, which does not prevent Yiwu health services from administering and charging for it. The latest information on advances in this vaccine, according to results published last Friday in the scientific journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases, has shown to be safe and able to induce an immune response in healthy volunteers.

Positive levels of tolerance to all tested doses will have been achieved, with no reports of serious adverse reactions among participants. The first tests of BBIBP-CorV, a potential inactivated vaccine against covid-19 that is being developed in China, involved more than 600 healthy volunteers, between 18 and 80 years old, allowing to evaluate the effects also in a group of older people .

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