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Takeda starts clinical trial of Novavax COVID-19 vaccine in Japan

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I am completely sure those 200 people in the clinical trial will bring information that the tens of thousands included in the trials overseas could not...

So this completely redundant trial will begin in the second half of the year, get the results by november or so, a few extra months of red tape and it will be approved in Japan on time to be put on the market just as everybody has been already vaccinated.

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Well, if the virus does turn out to be endemic, a country having its own vaccines isn't a bad thing.

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planning to domestically produce and supply it in the second half of 2021

It never fails to amaze me, how slowly we always react to everything and find ways how to delay things.

expects to gain results from a study on 200 Japanese participants

Wow, 200 participants?! That's a massive number! So again, we always must do things other way than anyone else does it. Normally, testing new drugs or vaccines takes thousands. But it's almost March 2021. This comes bit too late.

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Godspeed to those 200 brave souls who are putting their lives on the line for the health and safety of the Japanese people in this redundant waste of time, delaying the deployment of a vaccine that has already been tested on over 30000 people worldwide.

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Start ??? Funny if it was not so sad

so Johnson and Johnson ? The best one in the market is for what year.

of course the Astra zeneca must be pushed as will be locally produced.

i will not accept vaccination with the AZ vaccine nor the Chinese junk. But i am fine with J&J, Pfizer, Moderna en even Sputnik

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They will know the results at the end of June.

When do the Olympics start?

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Some countries are soon silently through with all their vaccinations and all the others are the loudest ever shouting champions of scheduling and announcement producing. lol

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By the time the Japanese approve some of these vaccines here in the UK we'll all have had our second doses!

i will not accept vaccination with the AZ vaccine nor the Chinese junk. But i am fine with J&J, Pfizer, Moderna en even Sputnik

Why on earth not? A recent study showed the Oxford/AZ vaccine is 84% effective at preventing serious illness with Covid. Stop buying into the negative hype.

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@robert maes

will not accept vaccination with the AZ vaccine nor the Chinese junk. But i am fine with J&J, Pfizer, Moderna en even Sputnik

Really? I can't find evidence of something specially bad about the AstraZeneca vaccine, on the other hand the Sputnik data is so shady I am surprised is not being openly rejected everywhere.

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It's almost March and domestic companies are now finally getting around to trials. The cynic in me tells me this is probably the real reason they've been dragging their heels here. Meanwhile my 78 year old mother in the USA has already got her second dose of Pfizer. By the time Takeda gets approval the pandemic will mostly be over back there, and for sure the Olympics will be.

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