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    A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood samples taken from 450 people in Hungary at least two weeks after their second Sinopharm dose found that 90% under 50 years...
    Gao Fu, the director of China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Chinese state media this week he has received three different Chinese state-made coronavirus vaccines since May 2020, China’s state-run Global Times reported Wednesday. “I had been vaccinated with domestically produced vaccines as early as May last year, and I was [among] the first group of people who tried...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations. A survey of blood samples taken from 450 people in Hungary at least two weeks after their second Sinopharm dose found that...
    (CNN)COVAX has signed agreements with two Chinese pharmaceutical companies to buy more than half a billion of their Covid-19 vaccines by the first half of next year, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi) announced Monday.Under the agreements, Chinese vaccine makers Sinopharm and Sinovac will begin to make 110 million doses immediately available, according to a news release from Gavi,...
    In this article PFIZER-IN MRNA 22UA-DE PFE SVA 1099-HK Covid-19 vaccines by Chinese firms Sinopharm (left) and Sinovac arrived at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on June 8, 2021.Sovannara | Xinhua News Agency | Getty ImagesAmong countries with both high vaccination rates and high rates of Covid-19 infection, most rely on vaccines made in China, a CNBC...
    Hong Kong and Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (CNN)In Mongolia, hospitals are overwhelmed. In the tiny archipelago of Seychelles, more than 100 new Covid-19 cases are being reported each day. And in Chile, a nationwide lockdown was lifted this week -- but the country is still reporting thousands of daily cases.What links these countries is that they have each fully inoculated more than...
    Countries that relied on Chinese-manufactured coronavirus vaccines are experiencing a surge in cases, suggesting the shots may not be effective at stopping the spread of new infections, particularly those caused by highly transmissible variants. China’s Sinovac and Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines have been welcomed by some poorer countries, which rolled out the available shots at a breakneck pace to prevent...
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    China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday trumpeted results of a Phase III clinical trial on Sinopharm’s coronavirus vaccines, published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), that found the Chinese company’s two leading products were over 70 percent effective. Those ratings are far beneath the effectiveness of top Western vaccines, and incongruous with the coronavirus surges experienced...
    Two vaccines made by China’s Sinopharm appear safe and effective against COVID-19, according to a study published in a medical journal. Scientists had been waiting for more details about the two vaccines, even though they already are being used in many countries, and one recently won the backing of the World Health Organization for emergency use. The report, published online...
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    Hong Kong (CNN)When Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte live-streamed himself receiving a first dose of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine on Monday, it was supposed to encourage reluctant Filipinos to follow his lead and protect themselves against Covid-19.Instead, it drew a firestorm of criticism against Duterte -- for choosing a vaccine not yet approved by the country's regulators.Amid the backlash, Duterte on...
    China’s state-run propaganda outlet the Global Times on Monday ran cover for domestically developed coronavirus vaccines after ex-Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra announced that he and his wife had tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus after receiving the Sinopharm vaccine in October. Vizcarra reportedly received the vaccine illicitly, part of an ongoing scandal known as the “VIP vaccine” events in Peru...
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic finally rolled up his sleeve for a coronavirus vaccine Tuesday and to encourage his country’s increasingly skeptical citizens to get the shots themselves. A live TV broadcast showed Vucic, 51, taking a jab of the Chinese-developed Sinopharm vaccine in the remote eastern village of Rudna Glava. He elected to get the Sinopharm...
    BEIJING .) – Two COVID-19 vaccines developed by units of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) have provided a combined 100 million doses that have been distributed in various parts of the world, a subsidiary company said on Friday. More than 80 million doses of the two vaccines have already been administered, China National Biotec Group Company (CNBG) said on social...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Thursday expanded its coronavirus vaccination rollout to include the elderly and people with chronic diseases after several weeks of vaccinating medical staff, the cabinet said. Nearly 153,000 people have applied for vaccinations since Sunday when the North African country opened online registration, the cabinet said in a statement. Egypt, the Arab world's most populous country...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming. “Today,” he said, “is a day of joy, emotion and hope.” The source of that hope: China – a country that Chile and dozens of other nations are depending on to help...
    China’s drug regulator announced Thursday that it approved two other vaccines against the new coronavirus manufactured by companies in that country. The vaccines developed by CanSino Biologics and a Sinopharm unit received conditional authorization, as they were found to protect against COVID-19, the National Medical Products Administration said. Conditional authorizations contribute to accelerate the placing...
    On Thursday February 25, Chinese health authorities announced that they had approved two new national vaccines against Covid-19. To date, the country has given the green light to four remedies developed in its territory. A “conditional green light” Two new vaccines against the coronavirus obtained, Thursday, the agreement of the health authorities in China for public use. These are remedies...
    China’s drug regulator announced Thursday that it approved two other vaccines against the new coronavirus manufactured by companies in that country. The vaccines developed by CanSino Biologics and a Sinopharm unit received conditional authorization, as they were found to protect against COVID-19, the National Medical Products Administration said. Conditional authorizations contribute to accelerate the placing...
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China approved two more COVID-19 vaccines for wider use Thursday, adding to its growing arsenal of shots. The National Medical Products Administration gave conditional approval to a vaccine from CanSino Biologics and a second one from state-owned Sinopharm. Both are already being used among select groups of people under an emergency use authorization. China now...
    By JUSTIN SPIKE, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Doctors in Hungary on Wednesday began administering a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China, making the country the first European Union nation to use a Chinese jab as officials aim to bolster trust in its safety and effectiveness. General practitioners around the Central European country were instructed to administer the shots, developed...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Doctors in Hungary on Wednesday began administering a COVID-19 vaccine developed in China, making the country the first European Union nation to use a Chinese jab as officials aim to bolster trust in its safety and effectiveness. General practitioners around the Central European country were instructed to administer the shots, developed by Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm,...
    An investigation into illegal COVID-19 vaccines has been launched in the Philippines after a presidential adviser admitted to receiving a dose of a Chinese vaccine that has not been approved. Ramon Tulfo, the country’s special envoy to China who is also a celebrity radio and TV host, claimed in a column that he received a dose of the unauthorized Sinopharm...
    Feb 24 (.) – A unit of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and CanSino Biologics Inc (CanSinoBIO) have applied for public use of their COVID-19 vaccines in China, which, if granted, would mean that China has four vaccines approved that were developed within the country. While China does not yet approve vaccines from Western pharmaceutical companies, it has licensed domestic...
    Bolivia is finalizing the logistical details to receive the Chinese Sinopharm vaccines and with them will begin the massive immunization of vulnerable groups of the population against COVID-19, said the spokesman for the Presidency, Jorge Richter. « Next week we have the arrival of the vaccines from the Sinopharm laboratory and with them we...
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe started giving COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga volunteering for the first jab at a hospital in the capital, Harare. “I will show you,” Chiwenga said to laughter while unbuttoning his shirt. Zimbabwe is starting its rollout with China's Sinopharm vaccine and Chiwenga said he took the first...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe started giving COVID-19 vaccinations Thursday, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga volunteering for the first jab at a hospital in the capital, Harare. “I will show you,” Chiwenga said to laughter while unbuttoning his shirt. Zimbabwe is starting its rollout with China’s Sinopharm vaccine and Chiwenga said he took the first shot to “exhibit the...
    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Public indignation over secret coronavirus vaccinations for the wealthy and well-connected in Peru grew Wednesday, a day after the Vatican’s ambassador to the South American nation admitted he was inoculated ahead of health care workers and the poor. The surreptitious vaccination of nearly 500 people, including a then-president, his wife and brother, has roused anger over...
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal is to receive 200,000 doses of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine Sinopharm Wednesday. President Macky Sall will preside over a ceremony to mark the arrival of the the vaccines that the West African nation purchased for about $3.8 million, according to Senegal’s finance ministry. Since the start of the pandemic, Senegal has recorded more...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) – A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines produced in China arrived in Hungary on Tuesday, the first of 27 nations in the European Union to receive a Chinese vaccine. Hungarian officials, including Prime Minister Viktor Orban, have criticized the EU’s common procurement program for vaccines, claiming it is slow and costing lives. « If the vaccines do not come...
    How well China’s Sinopharm works against the SA variant is unclear Zimbabwe says the coronavirus variant first discovered in neighbouring South Africa now makes up more than 60% of cases within its borders. It is the first country outside of South Africa to report that the so-called “501.YV2” variant is the dominant strain. Botswana, Zambia, Ghana and the Gambia...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines produced in China arrived in Hungary on Tuesday, making it the first of the European Union’s 27 nations to receive a Chinese vaccine. A jet carrying 550,000 vaccine doses developed by the Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm landed at Budapest’s international airport after flying in from Beijing. The shipment is enough to...
    JUSTIN SPIKE, Associated Press BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A shipment of a COVID-19 vaccines produced in China arrived in Hungary on Tuesday, making it the first of the European Union's 27 nations to receive a Chinese vaccine. A jet carrying 550,000 vaccine doses developed by the Chinese state-owned company Sinopharm landed at Budapest’s international airport after flying in from Beijing....
    (CNN)Zimbabwe on Monday received 200,000 doses of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines. The country will start administering the doses this week, president Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa said on his official Twitter profile."The first batch of vaccines for Zimbabwe has been successfully delivered. We start vaccinating Zimbabweans this week! The faster our country is protected against this virus, the faster Zimbabwe's economy can flourish,"...
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A plane carrying Zimbabwe's first coronavirus vaccines, 200,000 doses donated by China, arrived in the capital Harare on Monday. A further 600,000 doses from China are set to arrive in early March, information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said last week. It is unclear how much the cash-strapped southern African nation will pay for the second batch of the...
    In addition to former President Martín Vizcarra and his wife, several senior Peruvian officials secretly received “courtesy” vaccines from Sinopharm, a serious scandal that opens a new political crisis and has raised deep doubts about the entire process of experimentation and approval of the vaccine in Peru. Between September and last January, with doses of the study that was done...
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has received its first COVID-19 vaccines with the arrival early Monday of an Air Zimbabwe jet carrying 200,000 Sinopharm doses from China. It is one of China’s first shipments of vaccines to Africa, after deliveries to Egypt and Equatorial Guinea. The first Sinopharm vaccines are a donation from China to...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has received its first COVID-19 vaccines with the arrival early Monday of an Air Zimbabwe jet carrying 200,000 Sinopharm doses from China. It is one of China’s first shipments of vaccines to Africa, after deliveries to Egypt and Equatorial Guinea. The first Sinopharm vaccines are a donation from China to the southern African country. President...
    By FARAI MUTSAKA, Associated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is preparing to receive its first delivery of China's Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, saying the shipment will first undergo “rigorous examinations” before being rolled out, officials said. It will be one of China's first shipments of vaccines to Africa, after deliveries to Egypt and Equatorial Guinea. The southern African country's first...
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is preparing to receive its first delivery of China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, saying the shipment will first undergo “rigorous examinations” before being rolled out, officials said. It will be one of China’s first shipments of vaccines to Africa, after deliveries to Egypt and Equatorial Guinea. The southern African country’s first vaccines, expected early Monday,...
    The Sinopharm vaccines against the coronavirus that arrived in our country on the night of last Sunday, February 7, are already in the warehouse of the National Center for Supply of Strategic Health Resources (Cenares), located in the Quilca shred. In accordance with the protocol established by the authorities and shared by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the...
    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Czech Republic could be on the way to become the next European Union member to seek a COVID-19 vaccine outside the bloc’s common procurement program, after its prime minister visited Hungary Friday to consult with authorities on their experiences with Russian and Chinese vaccines. Andrej Babis met with Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban in Budapest...
    (CNN)China has said it is cracking down on a crime ring making "fake vaccines" for Covid-19 that has been running since September, state media report. Police departments in Jiangsu, Beijing and Shandong have arrested more than 80 people involved in producing more than 3,000 fake Covid-19 vaccine doses, Xinhua News Agency reported.Xinhua said China's Ministry of Public Security is investigating...
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    BELGRADE, Jan 16 (Reuters) – A plane carrying one million doses of Sinopharm’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived on Saturday in Serbia, making it the first European country to receive the Chinese vaccine for mass inoculation programmes. President Aleksandar Vucic was accompanied by Beijing’s ambassador to the Balkan country at Belgrade’s airport as containers carrying the vaccines were unloaded from an Air...
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco has approved the emergency use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, jointly developed with the U.K.’s Oxford University. The country’s Health Ministry said Wednesday that the Serum Institute of India in under contract from AstraZeneca to make the shots. Last month, the Moroccan government announced it had ordered 65 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines...
    Sinopharm vaccine is the first one approved for general use in China – Xinhua China on Thursday announced its first approval of a domestically engineered Covid-19 vaccine for general use, a day after its developer said it was 79.34 percent effective. The two-dose vaccine developed by a unit of state-owned Sinopharm has already been used to vaccinate people in...
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