Gideon Skinner, research director at Ipsos MORI, said: "Britons are slightly more likely to say they'll get a vaccine for Covid-19 than one for seasonal flu, but it is still deeply concerning that we see nearly a quarter of 16-34-year-olds saying they're unlikely to get vaccinated for Covid-19 if one becomes available". The trials will be conducted in different countries, including Saudi Arabia, and will be applied to a large number of volunteers, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency.
CanSino Biologics, a Chinese vaccine maker that has actually revealed numerous sets of favorable trial outcomes, is now offering a vaccine to People's Liberation Army soldiers, despite the fact that security screening for industrial sale of the item is not yet total.
G42 Healthcare chief executive Ashish Koshy said the expansion of the trial to Bahrain received a "hugely enthusiastic response" from the Bahraini health ministry and other public health bodies in the kingdom. However, there were few side effects noticed, mainly with low vaccine doses.
Medics look for people from a wide variety of ages, backgrounds and ethnicities as part of the process - one of the reasons the UAE was chosen.
People living in Northern Ireland are being urged to help in the search for a vaccine for COVID-19, by signing up to the NHS COVID-19 vaccine research registry.
The phase-1 human clinical trials of the two COVID-19 vaccine candidates, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and Zydus Cadila Ltd, have been completed and the trials have moved to phase 2, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said last Tuesday.
"The expansion will also help to boost the overall numbers of people participating in the test to enable similar numbers to other worldwide trials underway in nations with much larger populations", said Mr Koshy.
"The research, by King's College London and Ipsos MORI, finds that a greater likelihood of refusing a potential vaccine is linked to beliefs, attitudes and values that reflect greater scepticism about science and authority, and less concern about the Covid-19 pandemic", read an official release.
Volunteers for the Abu Dhabi trial can register at 4humanity.ae or by calling 02 819 1111.