Tue. Jul 27th, 2021

The vaccine for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) from China’s Sinovac is 67-percent effective at preventing symptomatic cases and 80 percent effective at preventing death, based on real-life results from Chile’s inoculation campaign.

(photo courtesy: http://www.rappler.com)

“These figures should convey peace of mind to the country,” Health Minister Enrique Paris said in press conference on the outcome of Chile’s

Covid-19 vaccination drive in February and March.

The results were gathered comparing vaccinated and non-vaccinated people or a sample size of about 10.5 million in Chile, which has a population of 15.2 million.

As of Friday, Chile had administered least one vaccine dose to 7.6 million people, and both doses to more than five million.

The country started its Covid-19 vaccination drive on Christmas Eve of 2020 with Sinovac supplying at least 80 percent of Covid-19 vaccines. SOVEREIGNPH

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