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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:11 AM

Effectiveness of Chinese vaccines 'not high' and needs improvement, says top health official

Source: Washington Post/MSN


Gerry Shih 4 hrs ago

TAIPEI —The head of China's Centers for Disease Control admitted that the efficacy of Chinese coronavirus vaccines is "not high" and they may require improvements, marking a rare admission from a government that has staked its international credibility on its doses.

The comments on Saturday from China CDC director George Gao comes after the government has already distributed hundreds of millions of doses to other countries, even though the rollout has been dogged by questions over why Chinese pharmaceutical firms have not released detailed clinical trial data about their efficacy.

China has struck deals to supply many of its allies and economic partners in the developing world and advertised the fact that world leaders from Indonesia to Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates have taken them.

There have been signs that some countries remain skeptical: the UAE recently experimented with administering three shots of the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, instead of two, over reports of low numbers of antibodies produced in some people, while Singapore has stockpiled but not used its shipment of Sinovac shots.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/effectiveness-of-chinese-vaccines-e2-80-98not-high-e2-80-99-and-needs-improvement-says-top-health-official/ar-BB1fwN3B





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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 10:53 AM

1. They actually have something similar to AstraZeneca/Johnson & Johnson/Sputnik V

It's an adenoviral vector vaccine called CanSino which is being produced and used in Mexico

Sinovac and Sinopharm are old-fashioned inactivated virus vaccines



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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 01:13 PM

2. Looks like it has the same efficacy rate as the J&J vaccine as well

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