World Health Organization's Director-General Tedros Adhanom today said that around 180 vaccines are now in development across the world, including 35 that are in human trials. "One therapeutic, dexamethasone, has proven effective for patients with severe and critical COVID-19 and some others are in trials," Tedros said. "No disease in history has seen such rapid development in research," he added.
SII pauses India's COVID-19 vaccine trials after 'unexplained illness' in UK trials
The Serum Institute of India (SII) has said it's pausing India's COVID-19 vaccine trials till AstraZeneca restarts the trials. "We are following Drug Controller General of India's (DCGI) instructions," the drug manufacturer added. AstraZeneca had paused global late-stage trials of COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Oxford University after a participant in the UK developed an "unexplained illness".