About This Source - DW News
DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, established in summer 2015.
Recent from DW News:
DW News published this video item, entitled “Pandemic-hit Mexico develops its own ‘Patria’ COVID vaccine | DW News” – below is their description.
Mexico has the world’s third-highest COVID-19 death toll, behind the United States and Brazil. Over 215,000 people are known to have died. Testing is limited and experts believe the real death toll is actually much higher. So the government is seeking to speed up vaccinations. Only around five percent of the population is fully inoculated and Mexico is appealing for more shots from abroad. Earlier this month President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador received the Astra Zeneca shot.
But Mexico is also developing its own vaccine. If approved, it would be the second Latin American vaccine. The Cuban vaccine is now in the final stages of testing.The vaccine is named “Patria,” Spanish for ‘homeland.’ The company spearheading the drive is already eyeing clinical trials. The Mexican government hopes the vaccine can be approved for emergency use by the end of the year.
Authorities say it has several advantages, including that it can be administered in a nasal spray.The vaccine draws on US technology already used in other vaccines, which the Mexican developer says has proven safe and effective. The Mexican government has contributed to the funding.
President Lopez Obrador has condemned vaccine hoarding by rich countries in the past. He says his nation will share its vaccine with others.DW News YouTube Channel
Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.
In This Story: Brazil
Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.
Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.
2 Recent Items: Brazil
In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
The main symptoms of coronavirus are:
- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
Latest News about Covid-19
Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.
5 Recent Items: COVID-19
In This Story: Mexico
Mexico became an independent nation state after the successful Mexican War of Independence against Spain in 1821.
Mexico is a developing country, but has the world’s 15th-largest economy by nominal GDP and the 11th-largest by PPP, with the United States being its largest economic partner. Since 2006, a conflict between the government and drug trafficking syndicates has led to over 120,000 deaths.
Mexico receives a significant number of tourists every year; in 2018, it was the 6th most-visited country in the world, with 39 million international arrivals.
4 Recent Items: Mexico
In This Story: United States
4 Recent Items: United States
In This Story: Vaccine
A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins.