This is with reference to your news, “Artificial intelligence paves the way for UAE’s future” (Oct. 20). This is a step in the right direction. In post pandemic world also, it will be necessary to keep operating contactless for some time.
There is an ongoing discussion about the proposed price of the vaccine to treat COVID-19. The vaccines could be available at US$ three to 30 per dose. Some of these vaccines may requires two jabs, so the cost may escalate to $60 per person.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sparked accusations of putting Brexit before health by rejecting an invitation to join an EU scheme to procure a coronavirus vaccine.
The world’s first Phase III trials of an inactivated vaccine for COVID-19 being held in the United Arab Emirates have reached a major milestone with over 5,000 volunteers have now received their first vaccination.
It is encouraging to read that the Oxford vaccine is showing positive results (Oxford COVID-19 vaccine produces immune response in early human trial, July 20, Gulf Today).
Intelligence agencies in the three nations alleged that the hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and said to be part of the Russian intelligence service, is attacking academic and pharmaceutical research institutions involved in COVID-19 vaccine development.
The vaccine, called AZD1222, has been described by the World Health Organisation's chief scientist as the leading candidate in a global race to halt a pandemic that has claimed more than 600,000 lives.
It is the first time Pakistan has participated in such a trial, which comes amid a string of positive vaccine announcements by Western pharmaceutical companies this month.
A nurse in New York became the first person in the US to be vaccinated when she received the Pfizer-BioNTech shot live on television.