On 24 June the Duke paid a visit to the Oxford Vaccine Centre facility at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford where the vaccine has been developed and trials are now underway. Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) is reportedly investing $100 million to mass produce one billion doses of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine for India and other low-and-middle-income countries.
The next consignment of medicine will be sent to Bhopal, Indore, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Vijayawada, Goa and Trivandrum. Reuters exclusively reported that the company was planning to price its version at between 5,000 to 6,000 takas ($59 to $71) per vial.
The World Health Organization cites 13 ongoing clinical trials for coronavirus vaccine candidates as of June 18. Given to a person with a healthy immune system, the Imperial vaccine has proven to be safe and productive during its pre-clinical tests.
Speaking to The Hindu , Suresh Jadhav, Executive Director of the Pune-based Serum Institute of India said the company will start manufacturing small quantities of the vaccine if the Phase-1 trial results are encouraging. Professor Pollard also joined the discourse as he informed William: "It's success for the country and the world if these vaccines work, not for us".
The number of cases in McHenry County by age groups are as follows: 50-59 (360), 40-49 (323), 30-39 (277), 20-29 (274), 60-69 (252), 70-79 (146), 10-19 (106), 80-89 (99), 90-99 (61), 0-9 (37) and 99-and-older (2). It would take almost 1,000 more admissions for occupancy rates to hit the 80% threshold the county has set as a threshold for significant concern. 14 patients in the county have recovered from virus complications.
India registered its worst single-day increase in COVID-19 cases on Thursday, recording more than 16,000 coronavirus infections, to push the overall tally to 4.73 lakh as the number of fatalities also jumped by 418, the Union Health Ministry said.