August 12, 20 - 5:22 pm - LABS

Alberto Fernández says that Argentina will produce the vaccine against the coronavirus

Argentine President Alberto Fernández announced this Wednesday that Argentina will also produce the Oxford vaccine against Covid-19, according to Clarín.

The newspaper says that the Argentine vaccine will be carried out with the London-based AstraZeneca laboratory. The announcement comes a day after Russia announced its own vaccine, that will be produced in Brazil.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has already entered in phase III of efficacy trials and is being tested with 4,000 volunteers in the United Kingdom, to which will be added another trial in Brazil with 5,000 people, and another in South Africa with 2,000. Besides, AstraZeneca has an agreement with the United States to start a trial with 30,000 people in the country.