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World China finally joined a global effort to distribute coronavirus vaccines equally, while the US is still refusing because the WHO is involved

14:00  09 october  2020
14:00  09 october  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com

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China has officially joined a global vaccine initiative for distributing 2bn doses of Covid-19 vaccines around the world by the end of next year, according Beijing’s decision also underlines its rivalry with the US , which has said it would not be joining the alliance. In Hua’s statements on Twitter, a platform

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Xi Jinping wearing a suit and tie: US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters © Kevin Lamarque/Reuters US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
  • China announced on Friday it was joining a global effort of more than 150 countries to provide coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest.
  • Covax — which is run by the World Health Organization, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations — aims to administer 2 billion doses by 2022.
  • China currently has four vaccine candidates in clinical trials, including one from SinoPharm.
  • The US refused to sign up to Covax, saying on September 2 that the WHO is "corrupt."
  • President Donald Trump has long accused the WHO of pandering to China. He officially triggered the US departure from the WHO in July.
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China has decided to join a global effort to distribute coronavirus vaccines fairly around the world, while the US is still refusing to commit.

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Thousands of scientists and health experts have joined a global movement warning of "grave the risk of long-term complications from coronavirus mean many others are also at risk. The movement started in the US . And the declaration has now been signed by nearly 6,000 scientists and The UK-based experts who have signed it include: Dr Sunetra Gupta, an epidemiologist at Oxford University.

The World Health Organization launched the Covax program to ensure that 2 billion vaccine doses can be distributed to those most in need by the end of 2021. So far 157 countries, including China, have signed up.

"We have solemnly pledged to make vaccines developed and deployed by China a global public good, which will be provided to developing countries as a priority," Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China's foreign ministry, tweeted Friday.

China previously said it was opting out of Covax, with experts warning that the absence of major countries like the US and China might jeopardize the alliance's funding and political muscle.

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Tensions between the US and China came to the fore of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, with US President Donald Trump blaming China for the spread of coronavirus . He called for China to be held "accountable" for the pandemic.

China currently has four vaccine candidates in clinical trials, including from the state-owned pharma SinoPharm and private biotech Sinovac.

A staff member tests samples of a potential COVID-19 vaccine at a SinoPharm production plant in Beijing, China, on April 11, 2020. Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via AP © Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via AP A staff member tests samples of a potential COVID-19 vaccine at a SinoPharm production plant in Beijing, China, on April 11, 2020. Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via AP

Wu Guizhen, chief biosafety expert at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said on September 15 that one of China's vaccine could be ready for the public in November. Chinese President Xi Jinping in May pledged to make any Chinese vaccine a "global public good."

'We will not be constrained'

On September 2, amid a long-running feud with the WHO, the US refused to join the Covax initiative, which runs in partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.


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We make vaccines , and that has saved millions of lives. To somehow say that a vaccine is malign or that the One casualty of the breakdown in America’s relationship with China is collaboration on virus research We ’ve been focused on the things that are still hard but not superhard, like passenger cars.

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"We will not be constrained by multilateral organizations influenced by the corrupt World Health Organization and China," White House spokesman Judd Deere said at the time.

President Donald Trump and his White House have with regularity accused the WHO of pandering to China and even accused it of helping Beijing cover up the outbreak, which began in Wuhan in December 2019.

Reports have detailed how the WHO lavished China with praise early in the coronavirus outbreak in an attempt to flatter it into handing over data, which at the time was scarce.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie talking on a cell phone: Trump on the White House South Lawn on June 25, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images © Drew Angerer/Getty Images Trump on the White House South Lawn on June 25, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Trump's fury with the WHO came to a head on July 6, when he began the process of formally withdrawing from the agency, saying the US would case funding from July 6, 2021. China jumped to WHO's defense in response.

On September 3, the State Department said that the US plan to withdraw from the WHO is still going ahead, as the "WHO has declined to adopt urgently needed reforms, starting with demonstrating its independence from the Chinese Communist Party."

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As coronavirus cases dwindle in China , and explode across the rest of the world, Beijing is undertaking a The seemingly coordinated effort to , at minimum, sow doubts about the virus’s origin, and What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan.

The US now has 126 coronavirus cases and nine deaths, with the majority of infections in California and Washington states. Federal agencies are also working on a response: the US military says military labs are working on a vaccine , while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just

News of China's involvement in Covax may further entrench the view in Washington, DC, that the WHO is now securely tethered to and reliant on China.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wearing a suit and tie: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva on July 3, 2020. Reuters © Reuters WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva on July 3, 2020. Reuters

In mid-May, Chinese President Xi pledged $2 billion during a WHO summit, making China the WHO's largest contributor. The WHO had invited Trump to speak at the same summit, but the US president refused.

The UK is currently the largest benefactor of the Covax program, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging $727 million on September 26. China's contribution to the program is not yet known.

However, the Associated Press reported on October 1 that Covax was encountering issues, including "potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration, and vaccines."

Business Insider has contacted the US State Department for comment on China's decision to join Covax.

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