Chinese expatriates can be vaccinated against the new coronavirus, it's excited news.
Vaccines against the new coronavirus are a global concern, and Chinese scientists are working overtime to develop them.
Employees of some large state-owned enterprises in China can choose to inject the new coronavirus vaccine they are currently developing voluntarily before going abroad, Bloomberg News said Thursday.
On November 11, reporters from the global times verified the report to two large state-owned enterprises with overseas business projects, and relevant staff confirmed the news to reporters, saying that "they heard that some personnel from central enterprises who need to go abroad have been vaccinated".
Relevant experts told the global times that it is recommended that outbound personnel be vaccinated with the new coronavirus vaccine under development, on the one hand, that the relevant departments are very confident about the safety of the inactivated vaccine; on the other hand, it can also be regarded as part of phase III clinical trials, which is of scientific significance.
According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the matter said that employees of state-owned enterprises in China who plan to travel abroad can voluntarily choose to receive the vaccine developed by a subsidiary of Sinopharm Group China Biotechnology Co., Ltd., reporting that "Chinese regulators have communicated this proposal to state-owned enterprises".
The new coronavirus has infected more than 7.2 million people and killed more than 411000 people worldwide, the report said. If employees of state-owned enterprises voluntarily vaccinate, they may not only be free from infection, but also help to collect relevant data on vaccine effect, so as to finally defeat the virus.
Bloomberg reported that the experimental vaccine is currently in phase II clinical stage, and human safety testing is in progress. Whether the vaccine can effectively prevent infection will be clear only in phase III, which is the last step before the approval of market promotion. In phase III, thousands of people will be vaccinated to assess whether the vaccine is effective in an active environment. As the number of new cases per day in China is very rare, the vaccine will need to be tested overseas where the epidemic has not yet subsided.
Chinese people who go abroad can be vaccinated against the new coronavirus, one for their own safety, the other for the safety of the contacts. It's a real improvement.