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WHO Says West Should Recognize Chinese Vaccines

UN agency warns against creating 'two-tier' travel system

(Newser) - The World Health Organization said Thursday that any COVID-19 vaccines it has authorized for emergency use should be recognized by countries as they open up their borders to inoculated travelers. The move could challenge Western countries to broaden their acceptance of two apparently less effective Chinese vaccines, which the UN...

Chile Gets Bad News on Vaccines
Chile Gets Bad Vaccine News

Chile Gets Bad Vaccine News

It's using China's Sinovac, which is not very effective after just the first dose

(Newser) - China recently revealed that its COVID-19 vaccines aren't all that effective , and that's bad news for Chile, which is using the Chinese Sinovac vaccine. Public health experts say people started getting lax about public health precautions too quickly after just the first dose of the two-dose vaccine started...

Top Chinese Official: Our Vaccine Effectiveness Is Low

Gao Fu says China is looking at how to 'optimize' things

(Newser) - Comments made by China's top disease control official on Saturday are attracting attention, and not for good reason. Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that the four Chinese COVID-19 vaccines currently in use both locally and around the world "don't...

IOC Makes Surprise Vaccination Deal With China

But Japan says its athletes won't take China's vaccine

(Newser) - Japan will not take part in China's offer—accepted by the International Olympic Committee—to provide vaccines for participants in the postponed Tokyo Games and next year's Beijing Winter Games. Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa said Friday that Japan had not been consulted by the IOC about the Chinese...

Chinese COVID Vaccine Results Fuel New Concerns

Sinovac vaccine is far less effective than initially reported

(Newser) - "It is not the best vaccine in the world." So said a Brazilian microbiologist of a vaccine created by China that the developing world had held high hopes on. Scientists with the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo on Tuesday said late-stage trials established the efficacy rate of the...

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