China's military approves coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks
China's military has approved a coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks, which has been developed by its research unit and a biotech firm, the company says.
It was not clear how widely it would be used within China's enormous military forces, and the ministry of defense did not reply to an AFP request for further information.
CanSino added that it cannot guarantee the vaccine -- which had its phase one and two clinical trials done in China -- will ultimately be commercialized.
Another 131 candidate vaccines listed by the WHO are in the pre-clinical phase.
None have yet been approved for commercial use against coronavirus.
According to medical journal The Lancet, there have already been more than 1,000 clinical trials on dozens of pharmaceutical treatments for the virus, but no totally effective medical intervention has been found.