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China, Sep 27 (Canadian-Media): Thousands of high-risk Chinese population including staff of state-owned companies, government officials, vaccine company staff, and teachers are being injected on an emergency basis with unproven Covid-19 vaccine shots, still under trail, and are also made to sign a “nondisclosure agreement”, implying they can’t talk about it to the news media, media reports said.
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While questions were being raised by the global health experts if their consent had been taken into consideration before taking this action, China said that their experimental coronavirus vaccine programme, which started in July was supported by World Health Organization (WHO).
Zheng Zhongwei, a Chinese National Health Commission official had told Reuters that China had informed WHO in June, Hindustan Times News reports said.
Use of medical products can be approved by countries within their own jurisdiction in the current emergency situation, said WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan, but only as a “temporary solution,”Hindustan Times News reports said.
With currently 11 vaccines in clinical trials and four in Phrase 3 trials, two of the later being developed by state-backed China National Biotec Group and one by Sinovac Biotech.
Another experimental vaccine was developed by CanSino Biologics, which was approved to be used in the Chinese military in June.