World COVID-19. Big doubts remain around Chinese vaccines
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Dr Khan examines what we know so far about the new variant.I have written extensively about variants originating in the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa and New York; this week, it is the turn of India.
Beijing does everything to explain that the statements by the Director of the Disease Control Center on the Relative Effectiveness of Chinese Vaccines against Cvid-19 are a "misunderstanding". In countries that have largely vaccinated with the Chinese coronavac, the results are well under bail.
But what Pangolin has funded Gao Fu? The Chinese Disease Controlon the ground from Beijing propaganda months by declaring Saturday, at a conference in Chengdu, that "the vaccines existing do not have a high protection rate and is officially considered to use different vaccines of different techniques . In short, to rely on the innovative technique of the messenger RNA, developed by the Western firms Pfizer or Moderna, and very disputed so far by China ...
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The 115 million doses of Sinovac and Sinophram againstsold in the world, or offered to better emphasize the egoism of Westerners, so would not be reliable? The retropédalage has been to the measure of the admission. It was a misunderstanding , was requested to explain the next day Gao Fu , before disappearing from radar screens ... The scientist did not speak of Chinese vaccines, but vaccines in general, Repeat since Chinese diplomats.
The surprise comes from the fact that an important manager says what everyone knows. Chinese vaccines are causing sacred doubts. Phase III studies, those that involve maximum cobays , have never been published in full. The only evaluations are thus great in, like the Morocco or Chile ...
It is not to say that the results are disappointing or even disturbing. The coronavac of Sinovac thus has an effectiveness of some 80% in Turkey, very below Western vaccines, and only 50.04% in Brazil, no doubt because of the very virulent local variant ... This could explain the Chilean paradox where, Despite the record of 25% vaccinated (and even 38% with a dose), contaminations have resumed.
The Blood-Clot Problem Is Multiplying .
So are theories to explain it.The world is now engaged in a vaccination program unlike anything we have seen in our lifetimes, and with it, unprecedented scrutiny of ultra-rare but dangerous side effects. An estimated 852 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered across 154 countries, according to data collected by Bloomberg. Last week, the European Medicines Agency, which regulates medicines in the European Union, concluded that the unusual clotting events were indeed a side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine; by that point, more than 220 cases of dangerous blood abnormalities had been identified.