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    Italy's 'patient zero' traced to November 2019

    China Daily | Updated: 2021-01-13 06:51

    "ROME-An Italian was found to have been infected with COVID-19 in November 2019, making her "patient zero" of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, which has been one of the deadliest in Europe.

    The 25-year-old in the northern Italian city was affected by an atypical dermatitis, and a biopsy on her skin highlighted the presence of the novel coronavirus, said a research by a team of scientists at the University of Milan.

    The study, published on Jan 7 by the British Journal of Dermatology, identified the presence of RNA gene sequences of the SARS-CoV-2 virus dating to November 2019.


    "There are, in this pandemic, cases in which the only sign of COVID-19 infection is that of a skin pathology," said Raffaele Gianotti, who coordinated the research.


    "I wondered if we could find evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in the skin of patients with only skin diseases before the officially recognized epidemic phase began," said Gianotti, adding "we found 'the fingerprints' of COVID-19 in the skin tissue".

    Based on data in the world literature, this is "the oldest evidence of the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a human being", said the report.

    An earlier study by Italian scientists had detected the virus in a 4-year-old boy's throat secretions, following a swab test conducted in early December 2019.


    A separate Italian study last year suggested that the coronavirus may have been circulating in the country as early as September 2019.


    As vaccinations scale up in Europe and other regions, scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass campaigns would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year.


    The WHO's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan warned on Monday that it would take time to produce and give enough shots to halt the spread of the virus.

    "We are not going to achieve any levels of population immunity or herd immunity in 2021," she said.


    Rise in infections

    Infections are surging around the world, with more than 90.9 million confirmed cases and 1.94 million deaths by Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.


    In Europe, Portugal's President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has tested positive for coronavirus and canceled all public engagements, his office announced late on Monday.

    The 72-year-old head of state was isolating in the presidential palace in Lisbon, his office said in a statement.


    Last Wednesday, he had spent a few hours in "administrative isolation" after a member of his entourage tested positive, but the president tested negative at the time.

    Greece is among European countries stepping up its vaccination programs. On Monday, the government opened a website for people to register for vaccinations, following an initial phase that targeted top-priority groups.


    In Japan, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was reported to have told a meeting of ruling party members on Tuesday that he would declare a state of emergency for the western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo to stem the spread of COVID-19.

    Responding to pressure from Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures in eastern Japan, Suga last week declared a month long state of emergency for that region."


    Italy's 'patient zero' traced to November 2019 - World - Chinadaily.com.cn
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
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    The 25-year-old
    zengfeng wang ?

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    You are suggesting what?

    China Daily publishes fake news, the study didn't take place, the study team lied, UoM publishes fake studies, the BJOD publishes fake studies?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    a research by a team of scientists at the University of Milan.
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Jan 7 by the British Journal of Dermatology,
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Raffaele Gianotti, who coordinated the research.
    You'll have to take your allegations to them

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    zengfeng wang ?
    Who is this?

    The referenced study doesn't divulge the names, ethnicity or citizenship the eight patients. Possibly because it's not relevant. Just the five study authors employers, two Italian, two Israeli and one Canadian. Which may or may not be of some relevance to you.

    Raffaele Gianotti,a, Pietro Zerbi,b and Roni P. Dodiuk-Gadc,d,e


    aUOC Dermatologia, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation, Universitą degli Studi di Milano, Foundation IRCCS, Cą Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy


    bPathology Unit Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences “L. Sacco” Universitą degli Studi di Milano Milan, Italy


    cDermatology Department, Emek Medical Center, Afula, Israel


    dBruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion - Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel


    eDepartment of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Clinical and histopathological study of skin dermatoses in patients affected by COVID-19 infection in the Northern part of Italy
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    If the chinkies are going to pay wops to produce some kind of nonsense to bolster their absurd Wuhan virus claims, they should:

    1. Remember which country they last tried to blame for it (India)

    2. Not have said wops put this in their paper demonstrating that they have no real evidence at all.

    We were not able to detect viral RNA with RT-PCR technology because the viral load was probably too low or degraded by RNA enzymes released after exogenous or cellular destruction
    What they are essentially saying is "because we found this patch of motor oil on the road, could it have come from a 1972 Ferrari Dino?".


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    China Daily publishes fake news
    Yes, you don't need to remind us HooHo, we already know.

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    Chinese Cities in Lockdown as Police Warn People Not to Spread Rumors

    The ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Tuesday placed a city of five million people in lockdown amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in several locations around the country.


    All 4.9 million residents of Langfang city in the northern province of Hebei were ordered to stay home, as the authorities prepared to roll out a mass testing program in the city.


    Langfang's lockdown follows that of Shijiazhuang, provincial capital of Hebei, whose 11 million population have been under lockdown for several days.


    In Hebei's Xingtai city, the CCP issued a directive calling for donations from the private sector to support the healthcare industry during the pandemic.


    A Jan. 10 directive signed by the CCP's United Front Work Department, which mobilizes support outside of the ruling party, called on local authorities in nearby Nangong city to "levy pandemic supplies from private entrepreneurs, including single beds, mattresses, quilts, pillows, buckets, medical waste bags, and so on."


    An employee who answered the phone at the department confirmed the report.


    "Our entire supply network has been cut off, so we can't bring in supplies from elsewhere now," the employee said. "Some people can drive themselves to Xingtai ... and we coordinate to let them in, but most cars aren't being allowed into Hebei right now, and can't even get onto the highway without a pass; it's all blocked."


    "That's why the [truck] drivers don't want to come here."

    MORE Chinese Cities in Lockdown as Police Warn People Not to Spread 'Rumors' — Radio Free Asia

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    "We hope people will refrain from believing or spreading rumors, and consciously resist rumors they hear online," the police said in a social media post.

    "Anyone deliberately spreading rumors or misinformation will be punished by police ... once they have investigated."

    Gao said that many of the rumors are likely accurate information that the authorities don't want people to know, however.

    "We are in another wave of this pandemic, and there is a lot of truth in the rumors we are hearing," he said. "They are actually pretty credible."

    fxck the chinese authorities for the havoc they have knowingly unleashed on their own people and the world.


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    You have to admit that is fucking hilarious.

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    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is targeting a 24-hour, 7-day a week COVID-19 vaccination programme as soon as possible, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday, as he bids to step up the pace of the rollout with daily coronavirus deaths at record levels.

    AstraZeneca executives said the company was on track to deliver 2 million doses of its shot a week before mid-February, and Johnson said increased availability would be crucial to scaling up to a round-the-clock service.

    “We’ll be going to 24/7 as soon as we can,” Johnson told parliament. “At the moment the limit is on supply.”


    Britain targets 24/7 COVID-19 vaccine rollout - Metro US

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    China Daily publishes fake news
    Yes. Well done, WahWah, you've finally realised it

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    RFA at its best.A Chinese state employee providing information to RFA.


    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    An employee who answered the phone at the department confirmed the report.


    "Our entire supply network has been cut off, so we can't bring in supplies from elsewhere now," the employee said. "Some people can drive themselves to Xingtai ... and we coordinate to let them in, but most cars aren't being allowed into Hebei right now, and can't even get onto the highway without a pass; it's all blocked."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    You are suggesting what?
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    China Daily publishes fake news
    why would I think the China Daily publishes the facts ?

    why would I think that an infection in milan caused the chinese government to shut down wuhan ?

    why would I think that visiting the china daily website is not a good idea ?

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    My mom and I have an appointment next week to get our covid vaccine. The nearest county in which we could get the vaccine is already booked up, so we have to drive a bit more to get one. Drive by shooting site.

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    I dare say the cake tins have already been exchanged, but here's hoping farang can choose a decent vaccine and not this chinky tripe.

    It also sounds like the chinky bribes in Brazil didn't work as they caught them hiding some data to make it look good.

    The Ministry of Public Health has requested further information about the COVID-19 vaccine it has ordered from China following a report it might not be as effective as first thought.

    The move came after Brazil officials revealed on Tuesday that the COVID-19 vaccine developed in partnership with Sinovac Biotech Ltd was only 50.4% effective in preventing coronavirus cases, a number that meets the threshold required by global regulations for approval but is well below the 78% figure announced by Sinovac Biotech last week.
    Ministry Requests More Info As Chinese Vaccine May Not Be As Effective As First Thought | Chiang Mai One

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    The Ministry of Public Health has requested further information about the COVID-19 vaccine it has ordered from China following a report it might not be as effective as first thought.
    So, not even 60% . . . so much for a modernised China. 1.3 billion people . . . a nation of copiers

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    The World Health Organization team arrives in Wuhan as China announces its first death from Covid-19 in eight months
    More than a dozen scientists will interview people from research institutes, hospitals and the seafood market linked to the initial outbreak
    Most people who have had Covid-19 are protected from catching it again for at least five months, says Public Health England
    Six High Street pharmacies in England will start vaccinating people from priority groups from Thursday
    Patients in packed hospitals in England's busiest intensive care units were 20% more likely to die, University College London research shows
    New rule requiring anyone arriving in England to have pre-departure testing is pushed back from Friday to 04:00GMT on Monday
    UK ministers to discuss whether to stop flights from Brazil amid concern over another new variant of coronavirus that has emerged there
    Some 270m doses of vaccines have been secured for the African continent - on top of 600m already promised - but it is still not enough for the whole region
    Globally, there have been more than 92 million registered Covid cases and almost two million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University

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    A look at the vaccine situation across ASEAN

    The following is a brief look at what other ASEAN countries outside of Thailand are doing to secure Covid-19 vaccines.


    Nine out of the ten ASEAN members are waiting to secure covid vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO)’s COVAX Facility.


    The WHO announced last week that first lot of their vaccines will be provided to the low-income and hard-to-reach countries in late January and mid-February.


    COVAX serves to support the research, development, and manufacturing of a wide range of covid vaccine candidates, as well as in negotiating their pricing to help reach all populations across the globe — namely lower-income and hard-to-reach countries.


    The initiative, which was founded in 2020, is expected to provide more than two billion doses of the covid vaccine and aims to reach at least 20 per cent of the population.


    COVAX also aims to ensure that at least 92 low- and middle-income countries, most of which are in Africa and South Asia, will have safe and effective access Covid vaccines by 2021, regardless of cost or circumstances.


    The majority of the Asean members are also buying vaccines from UK’s AstraZeneca-Oxford, Germany-US’s Pfizer-BioNTech and China’s Sinovac and Sinopharm. Some are also acquiring Russia’s Sputnik V and Gamaleya and the Serum Institute of India’s Covovax.


    Thailand and Vietnam are also producing their own vaccine. More details on the vaccination plan of each country can be find below:




    Brunei Darussalam: Population – 440,000


    The country has reported 174 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 153 people have recovered from the infection with a death toll of three people.


    The oil-rich country has strict rules on quarantining anyone who enters its borders. Its health minister said on 8 January that the country had already signed an agreement to secure vaccines from the COVAX Facility of the WHO for 50 per cent of the population.


    He said the country is also buying AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine for 5 per cent of the population and they are negotiating with other manufacturers.


    The country is looking to inoculate 70 to 80 per cent of its population, he added.



    Cambodia: Population – 16.8 million


    The country has reported 398 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 376 people have recovered from the infection with no related deaths recorded.


    Hun Sen, Cambodia’s prime minister, said in December that he will not allow his country to become a “dustbin” for a vaccine trial conducted by any country or company unless it is approved by the WHO. Only Pfizer-BioNTech had been approved by the organization so far.


    He also said that the country will first acquire one million doses from the WHO’s COVAX initiative. The plan is to spend around US$250 million to buy the vaccine and inoculate 13 million people for free. the government expects the first batch of vaccines to arrive by midyear, he added.


    However, because it is largely depending on COVAX, which only guarantees vaccinations for a fifth of a country’s population, and with limited resources to buy for themselves, observers in and outside the country believe that Cambodia will receive a small amount of vaccine this year.


    The Economist Intelligence Unit expects vaccines to be widely available in the country only around April 2022.



    Indonesia: Population – 275 million


    The country has reported a total of 846,765 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 695,807 people have recovered from the infection with a death toll of 24,645.


    Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s president, became the first person in the country be vaccinated by the Chinese-made Sinovac vaccine on Wednesday. The country’s Islamic body, the Indonesian Ulema Council, had last week ruled that the vaccine is halal.


    Indonesia participated in the third phase of the clinical trials for the vaccine and the country’s food and drug agency has approved the vaccine based on the data that it is 65 per cent effective, above the WHO’s threshold of 50 per cent.


    The country is now ordered 18 million doses of Sinovac vaccine, also known as CoronaVac, and they are securing another 50 million doses of vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford.


    The country’s health ministry said they are plaining to inoculate 1.3 medical workers and 17.4 million public workers between January and April. Next is the general public, with the first group being working people aged 18 to 59.


    The strategy is different from the plan in many other countries. The health ministry argued that they want to immunize working people first because they are out and about and are more likely to spread the virus then elderly people who mostly stay at home.



    Laos: Population – 7.3 million


    The country has reported 41 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 40 people have recovered from the infection with no related deaths recorded.


    Laos received 2,000 doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine in November. Its health ministry said last week that none of the 200 volunteers have shown side effects.


    The next step is to inoculate frontline medical workers. The country also received 500 doses of Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine in early January and are waiting for more vaccine from the COVAX initiative, which is expected to arrive in April.


    The country expects at least 20 per cent of the population to be vaccinated this year and 50 per cent of the population by the end of 2022. Their priority groups after frontline medical workers are border and immigration officials, and elderly people living in the border areas.



    Malaysia: Population – 32.5 million


    The country has reported 141,533 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 110,584 people have recovered from the infection with a death toll of 559.


    Malaysia has ordered 25 million doses the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine which would be enough to inoculate 39 per cent of its population, its health ministry said this week.


    Apart from Pfizer, the country is also securing 6.4 million doses of AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine and another 6.4 million jabs from the COVAX initiative.


    The total of 37.8 million jabs being ordered would be able to inoculate at least 60 per cent of its population.


    The first batch of one million Pfizer jabs is expected to be made available for the general public around end of February, its health ministry said. They are looking to provide the vaccine to health care workers and security officers first.


    Apart from Pfizer, AstraZeneca and COVAX, the country is also looking to secure vaccines from China and Russia. They signed a deal Sinovac on Tuesday. The country is setting aside at least US$741 million to buy vaccines from various providers, they added.



    Myanmar: Population – 54.6 million


    The country has reported 131,737 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 115,061 people have recovered from the infection with a death toll of 2,878.


    Myanmar said last month that they are asking the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency for US$1 billion to buy vaccines.


    The country is now waiting for vaccines from COVAX which they expect to arrive in April. Its health ministry plan to inoculate at least 40 per cent of the population with vaccines from the WHO’s initiative by the end of next year.


    The ministry also said last month that they are looking to purchase Covovax vaccine from the Serum Institute of India and producing it themselves with the know-how from Indian pharmaceutical firms.


    They then said this month that the country is planning to first inoculate their health workers with vaccines from India and China in February. The country’s ministry finance is also setting up a vaccination fund worth $250 million to secure more vaccines.



    Philippines: Population – 110 million


    The country has reported 491,258 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 458,172 people have recovered from the infection with a death toll of 9,554.


    The Philippines is planning to inoculate two-thirds of its population or at least 70 million people in 2020. In the first phase, the government is planning to inoculate 50,000 people with the Sinovac vaccine in February.


    More of the Chinese-made vaccine is expected to arrive in March and December and the country’s food and drug agency is considering the approval of other vaccines, namely Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Russia’s Gamaleya.


    The country has ordered 25 million vaccine doses from China’s Sinovac, 30 million doses of Covovax from Serum Institute of India, 30 million doses of AstraZeneca, 20 million doses of Moderna and 25 million doses of Russia’s Gamaleya or Sputnik V vaccine.


    They are also expecting to receive another 40 million doses from COVAX within the first quarter of 2020.



    Singapore: Population – 5.8 million


    The country has reported 58,946 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 58,694 people have recovered from the infection with a death toll of 29.


    Singapore started to inoculate its frontline health care workers at the start of the year. They are planning to vaccinate their elderly population next.


    The government is planning to provide free vaccines to all of its citizens and long-term residents. The country is securing vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna and it was the first Asian country to receive the Pfizer vaccine in December.



    Vietnam: Population – 97.8 million


    The country has reported,520 confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began in 2020. As of Wednesday, 1,361 people have recovered from the infection with a death toll of 35.


    Vietnam had ordered 30 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine and they are looking to secure more vaccines from other sources in China, Russia and the United States, including Pfizer.


    They are also waiting for vaccines from COVAX Facility and have started trails of its homemade vaccine, Nanocovax, since December. There are four Covid-19 vaccines being developed in the country.


    The first phase of Nanocovax’s human trials are expected to be completed in February and the vaccine is being developed by Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The final phase is expected to be done in February 2022.

    A look at the vaccine situation across ASEAN - Thai Enquirer

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    Critics inject doubt over Thailand’s vaccine deal with China

    As contagion-hit Thailand rushes to register two COVID-19 vaccines, a debate has sprung up about the efficacy of one of the candidates – China’s CoronaVac.


    Even the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece under the People’s Daily, reported that while CoronaVac is 100 per cent effective in reducing the severity of infections and can keep 80 per cent of patients out of hospital, it only protects “50 per cent of people from infection”.


    This confirms previous reports that CoronaVac lacks the efficacy of other COVID-19 vaccines, barely reaching the 50-per-cent threshold required by the World Health Organisation (WHO).


    In comparison, the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine embraced earlier by Thailand is said to be between 62 and 90 per cent effective.


    CoronaVac became an added option as Thailand rushes to inoculate its population after a second wave of coronavirus hit in mid-December.


    While Thai authorities insist they have prioritised vaccine safety and quality, some members of the public will almost certainly have to settle for CoronaVac. The Public Health Ministry expects CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech, to be registered in Thailand by February 14 with the first batch due to arrive before the end of February.


    However, according to a well-placed source, Thailand’s vaccine procurement panel had initially not incorporated CoronaVac in its plans due to complicated conditions during negotiations.


    “We now have concerns because China has only approved this vaccine for emergency use,” the source said, speaking on condition of anonymity, adding that an official report on CoronaVac has not been released either.



    Thai govt ‘pressured’


    The source said the Thai government felt pressure to rush to secure a vaccine after Singapore and Laos began inoculating their populations. Singapore procured the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine – reportedly 90 per cent effective – while Laos is using the Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine from China.


    As well as pressure from neighbours who are already inoculating, Thailand has been hit by a fresh outbreak of local transmissions. Over the past four weeks, local infections have climbed quickly into the thousands.


    As of press time, there were 3,981 active COVID-19 cases in Thailand.




    Thailand’s inoculation plan


    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received registration applications for two COVID-19 vaccines so far, according to its secretary-general Dr Paisarn Dunkum. One is from AstraZeneca (Thailand) and the other from the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) for CoronaVac.


    Dr Khiattibhoom Vongrachit, permanent-secretary for the Public Health Ministry, said the GPO made the application because CoronaVac Biotech does not have a representative in Thailand.


    “We intend to have CoronaVac vaccine registered by February 14,” he said.


    According to plan, 200,000 CoronaVac doses will arrive in Thailand late next month, with 800,000 to follow in March, and another 1 million doses by late April. The government is spending Bt1.2 billion on the 2 million doses, which works out to US$17 per dose.


    The government plans to have half of the population or 33 million people inoculated against coronavirus.


    It has already signed a purchase order for 26 million doses from AstraZeneca in a deal that also includes knowledge transfer for Thailand-based Siam Bioscience to produce the vaccine locally. Recently it announced plans to purchase 35 million more doses from AstraZeneca, on top of further vaccine purchases via the WHO’s COVAX Facility.


    Siam Bioscience says it will be able to produce 15 million to 20 million doses per month.


    Concerns about fast track, efficacy


    Assoc Prof Dr Thira Woratanarat, a Chulalongkorn University medical lecturer, said the main job of a vaccine is to prevent infection.


    “Stopping symptoms from worsening is just the secondary purpose of the vaccine,” he wrote on Facebook. “Meanwhile it would be best if data on vaccines were made transparent and extensive research conducted in line with international standards,” he said.


    In response to concern that Thailand had adopted CoronaVac far too quickly, Lertchai Lertvut, chief of the FDA’s Public Consumer Affairs Division, insisted it was not being fast tracked.


    “We will not skip any steps, and will set up a team to screen the thousands of pages of data on the vaccine,” he said.


    Dr Supakit Sirilak, director-general of the Medical Sciences Department, told people not to panic, adding that a vaccine was acceptable if it passed the WHO standard of being more than 50 per cent effective and caused no serious side effects.


    “Since CoronaVac is based on an old vaccine-production technique, it will have fewer side effects,” he said.


    Countries going for CoronaVac


    Despite questions about its effectiveness, CoronaVac has already been procured by several countries. On Wednesday, Indonesian President Joko Widodo was the first person to receive a jab from the initial batch of 150 million CoronaVac doses his government ordered.


    Hong Kong has ordered 7.5 million doses and expects the first batch of 1 million to arrive before the end of this month. The Philippines, meanwhile, has purchased 25 million doses, while Brazil, Ukraine and Turkey have ordered 46 million, 1.9 million and 50 million doses of CoronaVac, respectively.


    Meanwhile, researchers in Brazil on Tuesday released late-stage clinical data showing that the efficacy of CoronaVac was far lower than initially announced or just 50.4 per cent effective at preventing symptomatic infections. Last week, they said the vaccine showed 78 per cent efficacy against “mild-to-severe” cases.


    The news prompted Malaysia and Singapore, which have purchase agreements with Sinovac Biotech, to say that they would seek more data from the Chinese firm on efficacy rates before they approve and buy the doses.


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    Even the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece under the People’s Daily, reported that while CoronaVac is 100 per cent effective in reducing the severity of infections and can keep 80 per cent of patients out of hospital, it only protects “50 per cent of people from infection”.
    But it didn't say that in its headline which read:

    Sinovac releases vaccine data in Brazil: 100% effective in preventing severe cases, could reduce hospitalizations by 80%
    And in the body used a baldy orange loser trick:

    Experts say the result is good enough considering almost all participants in Brazil are high-risk medical workers
    "Experts say..."

    If they do it's at gunpoint.



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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Siam Bioscience says it will be able to produce 15 million to 20 million doses per month.
    Wow,that's a big claim.

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    Why does no-one ask, "How much money are governments around the world paying for this" "Are the developers of the vaccines pushing to make it mandatory"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    Why does no-one ask, "How much money are governments around the world paying for this"
    You can't read, can you . . .

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