The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the world’s attitude to vaccines, revolutionized their development, and elevated them to the role of potential savior. The UAE’s and world’s first phase III trials of an inactive COVID-19 vaccine ensure it is helping to lead this change.
An engineer looks at monkey kidney cells as he make a test on an experimental vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus inside the Cells Culture Room laboratory at the Sinovac Biotech facilities in Beijing. (AFP)
Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, DoH volunteers for the 4Humanity trials. (Dubai Media Office)
The UAE’s role
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives a COVID-19 vaccine dose. (Twitter)