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The United States counts on an authorization in April of the AstraZeneca / Oxford vaccine


The #United #States is banking on an authorization in #April of the #AstraZeneca / #Oxford vaccine, more than three months after the green light from the #British regulator on #Wednesday, said #Moncef #Slaoui, chief advisor of the #American vaccination program.

The #Medicines and #Health #Products #Regulatory #Agency (MHRA), which has cleared its use in the UK, is “a very talented, science-based regulatory body and I am not raising any questions about its decision.” he said at a press conference.

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#But the regulatory environment is different in the #United #States, he added, explaining that clinical trials and evaluations will not allow approval before “early #April”.

#Moncef #Slaoui notably underlined the need to prove its effectiveness on the elderly.

#Developed by the #AstraZeneca group with the #University of #Oxford, this vaccine will be used from #January 4 in the #United #Kingdom.

#It is eagerly awaited for practical reasons: much cheaper than that of #Pfizer / #BioNTech already distributed in the country, it can be stored at the temperature of a refrigerator, between two and eight degrees #Celsius, which facilitates a large vaccination. ladder.

#Moncef #Slaoui also hoped that a vaccine developed by the #American giant #Johnson & #Johnson would be approved in #February in the #United #States. #It is also eagerly awaited, as it requires a single injection unlike those approved so far.

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#So far, two vaccines (#Pfizer / #BioNTech and #Moderna) are authorized in the #United #States and more than 2.1 million people have received a first injection.

#This number is far from the stated target of the #Trump administration, which had promised 20 million people vaccinated by the end of the year. #On #Tuesday, #President-elect #Joe #Biden lamented the “delay”.

#But #General #Gus #Perna, of #Operation #Warp #Speed ​​set up by the #American government to ensure the vaccination campaign, specified that 14 million doses had been distributed in the country and assured that “the local authorities were working hard -foot ”to administer them.

The #United #States is the most affected country in the world with more than 19.5 million recorded cases and 339,000 deaths. The situation could get even worse after the holiday season.



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