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China Zhifei's COVID-19 vaccine shot largely retains effect against Delta variant: Lab study

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2021-07-18 02:20

Tested against particles mimicking the real Delta variant, serum samples from people vaccinated with Zhifei's three-dose regimen showed a 1.2-fold reduction in neutralizing effect compared with particles mimicking an older variant, researchers said. (Photo by=indianexpress)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] BEIJING: Chinese researchers found in a laboratory study that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by a unit of China's Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products largely retained its neutralizing effect against the Delta variant but there was a slight reduction, Reuters reported.

Scientists and regulators are watching closely to see whether the Delta variant, which is significantly more contagious than the original variant of the coronavirus, will render available vaccines and treatments insufficient. However, researchers cautioned that data from clinical trials or real-world use were still necessary to determine how well the shot can prevent people from getting sick by the variants. Efficacy results from the Phase 3 clinical trial are yet to be published for the vaccine. The study, where samples from 28 people were collected and tested, also found that samples from those who received their third dose at longer intervals between the second shot showed greater activity against variants.

More than 100 million doses of Zhifei's vaccine, dubbed ZF2001 and approved for emergency use in China and Uzbekistan, have been administered, the paper said. The authors of the paper include researchers from the Institute of Microbiology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which is jointly developing the vaccine with Zhifei's unit, and other Chinese institutions.



 

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