China’s Top Disease Control Official Admits His Country’s Vaccines Aren’t Very Good

Gao Fu, director of the China Centers for Disease Control, speaks Saturday at the National Vaccines and Health conference in Chengdu. | Chinatopix Via AP

Politico: China admits its vaccines aren't very good

Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control.

BEIJING — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.

Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu.

Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses abroad while trying to promote doubt about the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made using the previously experimental messenger RNA, or mRNA, process.


Update #1: Official admits China’s Covid vaccines’ effectiveness low (PA)

Update #2: Chinese COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness 'not high,' government exploring options: officials (FOX News)

WNU Editor: The official who made this claim …. Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Gao Fu …. is now walking back comments he made about the country's COVID-19 vaccines …. China official calls reports he said country's COVID-19 vaccines weren't very effective 'a complete misunderstanding' (The Week). This walk-back is not a surprise. China has already administered tens of millions of these vaccines, and they would look stupid and incompetent to say that they are not effective …. China administers nearly 165m COVID-19 vaccine doses, 2nd highest in world (CGTN).

Update #3: If these numbers from Brazil are accurate, this Chinese official's admission that his country's coronavirus vaccines are not up to par is accurate …. Brazil sees 1,803 COVID-19 deaths; Chinese vaccine found 50.7% effective against variant (Reuters).

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