Amid High Stakes, China Is Fast-Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts

Posted by on May 20, 2020 2:16 pm
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An engineer works in April on an experimental COVID-19 vaccine at the Sinovac Biotech facilities in Beijing. Sinovac Biotech is conducting one of four clinical trials that have been authorized in China.

Experts say the Communist Party sees more at stake than public health. One of the biggest concerns is the economy. China is also looking to defuse criticism over its early handling of the outbreak.

(Image credit: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images)

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