A volunteer died due to the Corona virus That you have received Placebo vaccine Made by Chinese Medicines Sinopharm In clinical trials conducted in Peru. The country expects the arrival of one million doses of the drug before the end of this month.
“The death of the participant has nothing to do with the vaccine since she received a placebo,” the University of Peruana Caiitano Heredia, responsible for clinical trials of the Sinopharm vaccine, said through a statement.
woman, 54 years old and that He was apparently healthy before receiving the doses Last October, “he received all the care indicated to treat this disease and its complications, and he was fighting for his life for more than a week without being able to overcome the onslaught of this disease.”
As the university stated, “Based on the proposal of the regulatory entity and with the authorization of the Safety Committee,” the blind “was opened to the research product that our participant received.
Upon confirmation that the volunteer had received a placebo, the university stated this “The usual activities will be maintained in the phase 3 clinical trial of the covid-19 vaccine.”.
This month, the Peruvian government announced that it had purchased 38 million doses of the potential Sinopharm vaccine. Interim President Francisco Sagasti said one million doses of this vaccine are expected to arrive in Lima before the end of January or during February. The drug will be applied to half a million health workers and members of the security forces.
Clinical trials of Sinopharm were temporarily suspended on December 12 for a few weeksAfter the emergence of health complications in one of the volunteers, which is mentioned in this case.
On that occasion, one of the volunteers presented “some neurological symptoms that could be compatible with a complication called Guillain-Barré,” noted Germain Málaga, the lead researcher in the clinical trials of the vaccine.
The trial, which ran from September to December, involved 12,000 volunteers between the ages of 18 and 75.
Record Peru 1.1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and nearly 40,000 deaths Since the beginning of the epidemic in March last year.