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US coronavirus vaccine trials raise hopes Chinese drugs will also prove effective, says pharma chief

Two successful US vaccine trials suggest there is a strong possibility that their Chinese counterparts will also prove effective, according to the co-founder of a Chinese drug company.On Friday Pfizer and BioNTech asked the US Food and Drug Administration to authorise the emergency use of their vaccine after the final clinical trials showed it could offer 95 per cent protection. Their submission came days after Moderna reported a similar efficacy rate – 94.5 per cent – for its vaccine.“The high…


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