尼泊尔政府考虑引进中国疫苗进行临床试验/Govt mulls over bringing Chinese vaccine for clinical trial in Nepal

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尼泊尔政府考虑引进中国疫苗进行临床试验

2020117  刊于:我的共和国

 

加德满都,117日讯:尼泊尔政府正考虑对中国研发的疫苗进行第三阶段临床试验。尽管政府早在几个月前就开始与几家公司进行谈判,但由于卫生专家对疫苗安全性的看法存在分歧,引进疫苗受到阻碍。


尼泊尔卫生研究委员会一名官员告诉我报记者:“尽管专家们的观点存在分歧,政府还是决定再次商洽此事,从中国引进疫苗进行临床试验。”8月初,国家人权委员会开始为尼泊尔针对疫情引进的疫苗投入临床试验做准备。国务院就该国进行临床试验一事与三家相关单位进行了会谈。


这位官员指出:“尼泊尔就引进疫苗一事进行后期商洽时,由于卫生专家在疫苗安全性问题上存在分歧,使得接洽事宜受阻。现在政府再次启动商谈,将中国疫苗引进尼泊尔。政府正在讨论引进克尔来福(Coronavac)——一种由中国科诺生物科技公司(Sinovac Biotech)生产的疫苗——在尼泊尔进行临床试验。政府一直在与该公司进行商谈,以在尼泊尔进行试验。” 科诺生物技术公司在南美和亚洲地区已开始疫苗第三阶段的试验。


这位官员称:“有关尼泊尔引进疫苗的具体信息将在进一步讨论后公布。”政府还与一家澳大利亚公司就尼泊尔进行临床试验举行了会谈。一位政府官员告诉我们:“这家澳大利亚公司很乐意与我们合作,但由于在尼泊尔引进疫苗费用太高,谈判一直没有进展。”


早些时候,国家人权委员就将牛津大学研发的疫苗防疫盾(Covidshield)引入尼泊尔进行试验展开过讨论。同样,俄罗斯大使馆前段时间也积极开展了“人造卫星-V”的第三阶段临床试验,尼泊尔可能会使用该疫苗来防治疫情。俄罗斯大使馆与政府当局就“卫星-V疫苗”的临床试验举行过几次会议,但疫苗最终没有抵运尼泊尔。


据《纽约时报》报道,中国科诺生物科技公司一直在准备生产一种全球适用性的疫苗,并与印度尼西亚达成协议,在2021年3月前向其供应至少4000万剂疫苗。中国科诺生物科技公司首席执行官尹卫东在《纽约时报》上公开表示,该公司计划2021年初在全球范围内销售该疫苗,包括美国。据世界卫生组织称,在世界多个地区研发的11种疫苗正在进行第三阶段临床试验。

Translated by Qi Zhouqian

Verified by Fang Lee


Govt mulls over bringing Chinese vaccine for clinical trial in Nepal

Published On:  November 7, 2020, at: Republica

 

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The government is mulling over conducting phase III clinical trials of a possible COVID-19 vaccine being developed in China in Nepal. Although the government initiated talks with several companies a few months ago, the process to bring a possible COVID-19 vaccine to Nepal was obstructed as health experts’ views were divided over the safety of the vaccine.


“Though the experts’ views are divided, the government has again started talks to bring a vaccine developed in China to conduct clinical trials in Nepal,” an official at the Nepal Health Research Council, told Republica. Earlier in August, the NHRC had started preparations for clinical trials of investigational vaccines being developed against COVID-19 in Nepal. The Council had talked with three different companies to conduct vaccine trials in Nepal.


“The council was in the final stage to bring vaccines in Nepal, but the move was obstructed after health experts were divided over the safety of the vaccines,” the official said, adding that now the government has again initiated talks to bring the Chinese vaccine in Nepal. “The government is holding discussions to bring in Coronavac – a vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech – to conduct clinical trials in Nepal. The government had been continuously holding talks with the company to conduct the trials in Nepal,” the official added. The Sinovac Biotech has already started to conduct phase III trials of its vaccines in South America and Asia.


“The detailed information about bringing the vaccine in Nepal will be disclosed after further discussions,” the official said. Likewise, the government has also been holding talks with an Australian company for conducting clinical trials in Nepal. “The Australian company is positive, but the talks have been on hold as bringing vaccines in Nepal is too expensive,” according to a government official.


Earlier, the NHRC held discussions to bring in Covidshield — a vaccine developed by Oxford University — to conduct trials in Nepal. Likewise, the Russian Embassy earlier was also positive to conduct phase III clinical trial of “Sputnik-V” – a possible vaccine developed against COVID-19 in Nepal. The Russian Embassy held several meetings with the government authorities concerned for the clinical trial of "Sputnik-V", but the vaccine wasn’t brought to Nepal.


According to the New York Times, Sinovac has been preparing to manufacture the vaccine for global distribution, reaching an agreement with Indonesia for the supply of at least 40 million doses by March 2021. “The company planned on worldwide distribution of the vaccine in early 2021 — including the United States,” Yin Weidong, the CEO of Sinovac, was quoted in the New York Times. According to the World Health Organization, 11 vaccines developed in several parts of the world are in the third phase of clinical trials.

 


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