Coronavirus: Brazil approves emergency use of vaccines from AstraZeneca and China’s Sinovac

Jan 17, 2021 | INVESTING

Brazilian health regulator Anvisa on Sunday approved emergency use of Covid-19 vaccines from China’s Sinovac Biotech and Britain’s AstraZeneca, kicking off immunisations as the pandemic enters a deadly second wave.Minutes after Anvisa’s board voted unanimously to approve both vaccines, Monica Calazans, a 54-year-old nurse in Sao Paulo, became the first person to be inoculated in Brazil, receiving the Chinese vaccine known as CoronaVac.President Jair Bolsonaro, a coronavirus sceptic who has…

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