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Countries Press On With Chinese Covid-19 Vaccine Despite Efficacy Questions

Indonesia, the Philippines and Turkey still plan to use one of China’s vaccine candidates after researchers said it was only around 50% effective

1/14/2021 1:00:00 PM

Indonesia, the Philippines and Turkey still plan to use one of China’s vaccine candidates after researchers said it was only around 50% effective

Indonesia, the Philippines and Turkey plan to use Sinovac’s CoronaVac inoculation despite a trial in Brazil in which its effectiveness was only slightly above the WHO’s 50% threshold.

Jan. 13, 2021 12:52 pm ETResults from a clinical trial in Brazil have raised concerns about one of China’s leading vaccine candidates, but for some countries a lower efficacy rate isn’t a deal breaker.Indonesian President Joko Widodo received a shot of the Sinovac BioTech Ltd. vaccine in a televised ceremony on Wednesday, after researchers in Brazil running a late-stage trial

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said it was only 50.4% effective.Indonesia, Brazil and Turkey have already begun receiving early batches of the vaccine, called CoronaVac. On Wednesday, Turkey granted emergency approval to the vaccine, and the Philippines said that it still planned to use it as a part of its inoculation campaign.

“Differences in efficacy and choosing the highest efficacy aren’t the primary base of vaccine access in Indonesia,” said Penny Lukito, head of Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control. Other important factors included finding vaccines that can be easily and safely distributed, she said.

In China, health regulators said on Wednesday that the country had already administered more than 10 million vaccine doses since Dec. 15, including an unspecified number from Sinovac, and was ramping up production capacity to distribute more. Read more: The Wall Street Journal »

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If we want to tout our Pfizer vaccine, the media could simply show more positive results of it. Now these countries all know we only want to take every opportunity to defame China. How could they trust our vaccine? They know it’s safer. It is fair. If mRNA vaccine technology is so trustworthy, why FDA approved no mRNA vaccine before Covid? Those countries are fatigued with our anti-China propaganda.

Please save me and save my life. I have converted to Christianity. But I have no freedom. And I don't have any citizenship right now. I need citizenship. I am in a lot of danger right now. I want to live. Please save me. I want my freedom. Please rescue me. Please help me. At the same condition Pfizer's below 30%

50% effective now is better than 75 % in 3 months in the present pandemic“ceteris paribus“ provided there is no irreversibility. 50% protect you from been affected 100% avoid strong symptons 100% avoid death 10% price of pifzer 0% need cold chain transport 0% need cryogenic equipment What else do you need?

Maybe they don't trust Pfizer !!