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Brazil And The UK Have Signed A Deal To Produce The COVID Vaccine

Brazil And The UK Have Signed A Deal To Produce The COVID Vaccine

Brazil has signed a deal with the UK to produce a vaccine AGAINST the COVID-19 coronavirus, developed by the University of Oxford and the Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Plc., Bloomberg reports.

According to Bloomberg, Brazil will purchase the vaccine, as well as ingredients for its self-production, for the amount of $287 million.

The first batch will cost the Latin American country $127 million, regardless of the results of clinical trials of the vaccine. This amount includes 30.4 million doses to be delivered in December and January, as well as the transfer of production technology. When the effectiveness of the vaccine is proven, another 70 million doses will be produced at the Brazilian research Institute Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz).

Today, Brazil ranks second in the world in the number of detected cases of coronavirus infection, second only to the United States. According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 1.2 million infected people have been registered in the country, and more than 55.9 thousand people have died.