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Flagship biological institute develops “Brazilian vaccine”

Today: A potential new coronavirus vaccine. The crisis in the Foreign Affairs Ministry. And the growing dissatisfaction with President Bolsonaro.

A Brazilian coronavirus vaccine is closer than ever

The São Paulo-based Butantan Biological Institute has developed its own potential vaccine against the coronavirus, dubbed the Butanvac. The organization is expected to file a request to federal regulators today to carry out human trials. Butantan is Brazil’s largest vaccine producer and is already responsible for the local production of the Chinese-made CoronaVac, which accounts for the lion’s share of jabs handed out in Brazil so far.

  • Per the São Paulo state...
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