WHO-approved China-made vaccines: Impact on global COVID-19 response

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    China has gone full steam ahead with mass COVID-19 vaccinations, with more than 800 million doses administered nationwide. The government has announced its plan to vaccinate 40 percent of its 1.4 billion people by the end of June. Is the nation on track to meet its vaccination targets? Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved China’s Sinovac vaccine for emergency use. It is the second Chinese vaccine to gain WHO approval, after Sinopharm made the cut last month. The WHO approvals give assurances that the two vaccines meet international standards for safety and efficacy. Tian Wei talked to George Gao Fu, the director of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Let’s listen.

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