The Ministry of Health (Minsa) reported that two groups have been established in the country with the intention of analyzing the different vaccines against Covid-19, which are in the study stage in several countries.
explained that there is a table made up of a group of advisers, which follows each of the vaccine
studies that are carried out in countries, such as the United Kingdom and the United States.
In addition there is another group that works with the National Secretary for Science and Technology, the Minsa
and the Government of President Laurentino Cortizo. This group is called the Vaccine
The entity clarified that these groups are not negotiating the vaccine
, on the contrary, they dedicate themselves separately to analyzing the studies being carried out. "These two groups advise and guide us on what would be the best vaccine
to use in Panama, the ministry said in its report on Thursday, July 30.
The consortium has met with the Minsa
, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and even with Cortizo to contribute and evaluate what will be the best vaccine
that Panama should acquire when it is available on the international market.
Information on the existence of these groups is known the day it was reported that there are 64,191 accumulated cases of Covid
-19 in the country. In addition 1,397 deaths are reported since the disease was detected in the country.
Lourdes Moreno, head of Epidemiology at the Minsa
, detailed this Thursday, July 30, that 3,212 tests were applied to detect the infected, bringing the total to 219,942 since last March.
Around the world, around 100 vaccines
are developed against the disease that has caused more than 673 thousand deaths. But only four are in the third stage in the United States, the United Kingdom and Russia.
On July 27, the first phase 3 clinical trial of a coronavirus vaccine
began in the United States.
The investigational vaccine
was developed by the Modern biotechnology company and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. In addition 30 thousand volunteers participate.
On the other hand, on Thursday, July 30, it was reported that Pfizer
began the third stage of the vaccine
-19 disease. The other company that also works on the vaccine
is Johnson & Johnson.