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The #4Humanity phase 3 trial of Sinopharm's Beijing & Wuhan vaccines published in JAMA by @NawalAlKaabi &co… HT @swiftshoes

WIV04 = Wuhan: efficacy 14 days+ after dose 2, 72.8% (58-82)
HB02 = Beijing: 78.1% (65-86)
Control group was vax adjuvant ...1/n Image
...Wuhan vax 12,743; Beijing 12,726; control 12,737. Just under 16% were women, <2% were aged 60 & over

Primary efficacy outcome (in tweet 1) was symptomatic Covid-19: 26 in Wuhan group, 21 in Beijing, 95 in control.

Severe Covid-19: 0 in vaxed groups, 2 in control group ...2/n
...The trial protocol and statistical analysis plan are included as supplements
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Sinopharm's presentation on their Beijing vaccine to WHO's expert committee is now online:… 1/n HT @AlejandrodeBar1
...Includes this overview of preclinical toxicity studies. (Note, they've also published this study on some preclinical work…) ...2/n
...The phase 3, #4Humanity trial in the Middle East - here are the blood collections taken across all the countries. (No answer here to the question of whether there were regular tests for Covid-19 in the UAE part of the trial)...3/n
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Data & Safety Monitoring Board for phase 3 trial of Sinopharm's vaccines in Peru - about 12,000 people, 2 vaccines vs placebo - has recommended discontinuation of the Wuhan vaccine arm for inadequate efficacy (*not* the Beijing vax in use globally) ...1/n…
...The university running the trial have sought the permission of the drug regulator to unblind participants & offer the volunteers in the Wuhan & placebo arms vaccination with the Beijing vaccine which did meet efficacy criteria (results aren't ready for release though)...2/n
...Sinopharm recently issued a press release saying the Wuhan vaccine efficacy rate was 75%. They applied to NMPA (China's drug regulator for authorization). NMPA authorized it on Feb 27 ...3/4…
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The UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention has announced an "emergency approval" for use of the #Covid19 vaccine.
The vaccine will be available to the "first line of defence heroes who are at the highest risk of contracting the virus", a minister announced. This will protect them from any dangers and provide safety precautions. #4Humanity
"The vaccine emergency approval for use is fully aligned with regulations and laws which permit accelerated authorisation process," said Abdul Rahman bin Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of @mohapuae
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