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China prepares large-scale rollout of COVID-19 vaccines

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China's fledgling pharmaceutical industry has at least five vaccines from four producers being tested in more than a dozen countries including Russia, Egypt and Mexico.

Why are Communist China testing these drugs on many other nations and not only their own citizens? Very, very disturbing. Would anyone in a free country trust being a guinea pig to "fledgling" Chinese drug companies?

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@Fighto!

As oppose to British/US? I don't trust anyone of them. Any thing chinese is bad is just short minded view.

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I am a pro Vaxer, but I would never ever take a vaccine from China!

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Does anyone trust China anymore? No chance in hell am I taking any vaccine from the country that manufactured the virus in the first place

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It has been proven without any doubt that the virus is natural and NOT “manufactured” by China or anyone else.

Stop with the FAKE conspiracy nonsense.

Oh, and if you read the story... more than ONE MILLION people in China have already received the vaccine, so they are testing on their own people.

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Am pro vaccine but anti-CCP. I do not trust them and before I take the vaccine when it is ready in Japan I will read the small print.

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Mr. Obama, Mr. Bush and Mr. Clinton say they will get their vaccinations on TV in order to boost confidence in the vaccines. I would feel more confident about the Chinese vaccines when I see Mr. Xi do the same with one of his domestically-produced vaccines.

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It has been proven without any doubt that the virus is natural and NOT “manufactured” by China or anyone else.

yep. what’s in question is how it spread initially. I can’t say I would be confident enough to take the Chinese vaccine based on their uncooperative attitude.

Oh, and if you read the story... more than ONE MILLION people in China have already received the vaccine, so they are testing on their own people.

I read it and it doesn’t say that. They are testing on their own citizens though.

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A Chinese vaccine?? Over my dead body! They have over a billion guinea pigs they can use in their country .

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Why are Communist China testing these drugs on many other nations and not only their own citizens? Very, very disturbing. Would anyone in a free country trust being a guinea pig to "fledgling" Chinese drug companies?

For the same reason all other companies do, because they need active transmission to prove the vaccine is effective at preventing the disease. The problem of trusting something developed under a very information closed environment remains, but for many countries this is not exactly an exception and many other drugs produced in China are regularly tested there because of terribly lax approval methods.

Does anyone trust China anymore? No chance in hell am I taking any vaccine from the country that manufactured the virus in the first place

There is no real scientific support for the explanation that the virus is artificial, too many natural viruses are identified in China every year to think this must be an exception. The real problem with China was the usual one, not accepting foreign intervention to control an emerging outbreak that ended up extending around the world.

I would feel more confident about the Chinese vaccines when I see Mr. Xi do the same with one of his domestically-produced vaccines.

And how would you know if he actually does it? he can be shown in a video taking anything inside a needle, It would not need to be a locally produced vaccine.

In reality nobody in a developed country has the need to trust a vaccine produced under almost complete secrecy, without regulation from a strong vaccine safety corroboration system like the FDA or the PMDA. The vaccine is going to be used by people in countries where the government will not make the best options available for the population and instead they will buy and distribute the cheap but unsafe option.

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I understand what you all want to say, and I would also doubt to take it unchecked, but also consider one...Maybe they knew best how such a vaccine has to be constructed. Who initiated the pandemic and obviously could afford it and come out even with positive economic rates , surely also has the best fitting antidote, probably right from start. Don’t you think of it being a possibility amongst all others?

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I would never trust any vaccine from those who created the virus. And I would never trust a vaccine from anyone who contributed to the funding of the creation of the virus; i.e., vaccines associated with Fauci.

Anyway, I don't see why people are still considering vaccines for Covid19, considering the low death rate. Why take a risk with a vaccine that has not been tested for long term side effects.

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Anyway, I don't see why people are still considering vaccines for Covid19, considering the low death rate. Why take a risk with a vaccine that has not been tested for long term side effects.

That is expected, since people that willingly choose to believe and repeat things that can demonstrated as false can be completely disconnected from reality. If a religious belief that science must be wrong is more important than knowing what is true, the consequence is that the person will believe even the worst fraudsters they can find with the easiest to distinguish lies as long as they defend this faith.

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All this because of a dodgy bat, who is going to take the Chinese jab and feel safe? not on your nelly I say

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Chinese or Russian vaccines???...

Nooooooooooo Thankyouuuuu !!!!..

Never trust on represive countries and its fake vaccines..

Use Pfizer's, Moderna's or other trustable western countries vaccines..

THE END

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People are skeptical to trust anybody or institution that cannot admit mistakes or do no wrong

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The number of misinformed and paranoid range comments, as well as the prevalence of Sinophobic notions in the comments would be shocking, if the article itself didn't have the same characteristics.

I do have to wonder what exactly the 'health experts' are expert in who question why a country is vaccinating people against a pandemic, because they definitely aren't experts in epidemiology and public health, because those people understand how much time and effort it takes to keep an epidemic 'under control' and how tenuous and fragile such a 'control' is, and want EVERYONE vaccinated as soon as possible, even those living in the most remote and cutoff place humans live, the space station.

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How about covid-vaccine development in Japan? Since Japan has many Physiology or Medicine Nobel winners...

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The only problems with a Chinese vaccine are that the companies there don't have our trust.

Trust has to be earned, over time, by doing the "right thing" when it is hard. That isn't exactly what Chinese companies are known to do. The CCP-Govt is known for suppression of unflattering truth too, which doesn't create trust either.

Trust in the systems that are used by the govt to ensure as much as possible that a treatment is safe and effective. At this point, the way Chinese pharma companies can get that is by being successful and effective, over time.

But they will have a hard time getting their, since the last health related shipment we got was for a 50-pak of cheap, falling apart, face masks, mislabeled as KN-95. That doesn't leave much confidence in Chinese regulatory systems.

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Vaccinating 1.4 billion people is a big logistical task.

Good luck.

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So you have a country that has issues with transparency, has been caught out on numerous occasions either downplaying or outright lying on issues surrounding COVID-19. They then come up with a vaccine, which they have not published data on how well they work, safety or how they plan to roll them out.

But hey . . . . Trust us. The CCP is here to look after you.

Yeah right!

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In the race to find a coronavirus vaccine, China wants to beat the world

It has cut red tape and provided money to drug makers, desperate to protect its citizens and to deflect the foreign criticism of how it treated the epidemic. A vaccine industry that has long been mired in quality concerns and controversies has been motivated by China's leaders.

China has since made the vaccine a national target, but budget specifics have not been disclosed. Sinovac Biotech, according to court records, was also embroiled in a bribery case.

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More than 1 million people in China have received experimental vaccines under emergency use approval. Health experts question why China is using them on such a vast scale now that the outbreak is largely under control within its borders.

China is vaccinating its people.

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