Skip to comments.If You Wish, You Can Now Get a COVID-19 Vaccine in China. That Might Not Be a Good Thing
Posted on 10/22/2020 9:10:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Li Shurui didnt hesitate. Faced with putting his life on hold indefinitely or the risk of catching COVID-19 by returning to university in the U.K., the 22-year-old business student decided to roll up his sleeve and receive an experimental coronavirus vaccine.
Two injections of CoronaVac made by SinoVac (otherwise known as Beijing Kexing Bioproducts) cost 2,000 rmb ($300) at the private Taihe Hospital in the Chinese capital. The treatment still hasnt passed final (Stage 3) clinical trials but is already being offered to the public on a first come, first served basis. Anyone can turn up, pay their money and get the jab. Li says hundreds were queuing to get immunized at the same time as him.
Im a little worried about side effects but more worried catching the virus overseas, Li tells TIME. But I havent had any problems from the jabs so far.
Its not just the CoronaVac vaccine on offer in China. An unofficial vaccine rollout is gathering pace despite the warnings of international public health experts. In September, state-owned SinoPharm revealed that hundreds of thousands of Chinese had already taken its experimental COVID-19 vaccines as part of a state initiative to protect frontline health workers and officials traveling to high-risk nations. In the eastern manufacturing hub of Yiwu this week, hundreds of people queued for a $60 dose of CoronaVac.
This is insane, Adam Kamradt-Scott, associate professor specializing in global health security at the University of Sydney, says of Chinas gung-ho vaccine rollout. It is just unsound public health practice. We have previous examples of where vaccines that have not gone through sufficient clinical trials have demonstrated adverse reactions with long-term health consequences.
As the coronavirus pandemic approaches its 11th month, with over 40 million cases and 1.1 million deaths globally,
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THE ARTICLE ALSO ADDED A CAUTIOUS HISTORICAL INFORMATION:
In 1976, a rushed campaign to immunize millions of Americans against swine flu subsequently resulted in a small proportion developing chronic fatigue syndrome and helped spark the modern anti-vaxxer movement. Handing out a pre-approval vaccine without sufficient monitoring of efficacy and health of participants risks stoking public misinformation.
Hot puppies, we’re saved! What could possibly go wrong?
I will get my COVID-19 vaccine in China at the same time that I am getting a heart transplant from a living donor in a Chinese concentration camp.
Good lord, who would trust the ChiComs on anything? The ChiComs are immoral, evill monsters.
Wonder what Joe Biden thinks...
In the world of software, this is called "beta testing." Sometimes, if its really early in the development cycle, it's "alpha."
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