Carrier found for first foreign coronavirus vaccine

A carrier has been found for the first foreign coronavirus vaccine developed jointly by the American Pfizer and the German BioNTech, writes CNBC. Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, has offered to help distribute the drug around the world.

The head of Emirates, Tim Clark, spoke about the carrier’s cooperation with pharmacists. According to him, companies are trying to implement best practices in both industries, which will ensure that everyone who needs the vaccine quickly receives the vaccine. “In general, this is the entire planet,” said Clarke.

At the same time, he called the task facing companies difficult, largely due to the conditions in which the vaccine should be stored during transportation. The main one is that the ambient temperature should not be higher than minus 70 degrees Celsius. Emirates already has the necessary technical means to transport the drug, Clark said.

In early November, Pfizer and BioNTech announced the successful completion of the third phase of clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine. According to a statement from the developers, the drug showed an efficiency of 90 percent. The announcement boosted stock markets in many countries, most notably the United States.

On November 15, the presumptive name of the vaccine was announced – Covuity. The corresponding patent application was recently approved by the EU regulator. Alternatives: Rnaxcovi, Kovimerna and Comirnaty.