Sinovac Biotech’s Covid-19 vaccine is reported to be 50% effective in late-stage trials, according to the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo on Wednesday. They added that the Chinese company had asked the Brazilian institute who ran the tests to wait up to 15 days before publishing their full results.
The Butantan Institute, who are running the trials in Brazil, and the Sao Paulo government which oversees the institute declined to comment, saying there would be more details at 4 pm local time, reports Reuters.
France has registered 14,929 new Covid cases and 276 more deaths in the last 24 hours, according to French healthcare data. Currently, France has a total of nearly 2.5m confirmed Covid-19 infections and 61,978 deaths since the pandemic began.
The Irish head of the Covid-19 modelling body has said it is not confident that