Erdogan Says Turkish COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Available To All Countries
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the Turkish-made COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all countries of the world.
He said this while addressing the participants of the G20 summit, which is taking place on Saturday, November 21, Anadolu news agency reports.
Erdogan noted that, in his opinion, during the pandemic, the world and mainly developed countries failed to demonstrate the necessary solidarity and mutual assistance.
In April, Turkey reported that it had successfully tested a coronavirus vaccine on animals. In October, they said they had started testing the COVID-19 vaccine in humans.
On November 20, Turkey introduced new anti-coronavirus measures, including a partial weekend curfew. As of November 21, the country ranks 25th in the number of COVID-19 patients in the world, more than 440 thousand infected with coronavirus were found there.
Recall that an experimental vaccine against COVID-19 developed by the American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the German biotechnology company BioNTech showed 95% effectiveness, according to the final results of clinical trials.
The American company Moderna said their coronavirus vaccine is almost 95% effective. This was confirmed by clinical trials of the vaccine involving 30 thousand volunteers.