China has started to vaccinate part of its population against Covid-19. “There are four vaccine projects here in China, which are still in the experimental phase, but the Sinopharm company has announced that it has vaccinated more than 100,000 people, with the approval of the authorities, as part of an emergency procedure. Military and hospital personnel, but also customs officers, that is to say people at risk of contact with Covid-19 “, explains the permanent correspondent in China of France Télévisions Arnauld Miguet.
The precautionary principle has not been applied while clinical trials are not completed, but Chinese authorities say there are no side effects detected. Chinese authorities are also announcing that a general public vaccine could be marketed as early as November. Officially, around 4,700 people have died from Covid-19 in China.
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