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China offering coronavirus candidate vaccines to state workers

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    From the article:

    China is offering candidate vaccines for the new coronavirus to employees at state-owned firms travelling overseas, as it seeks more data on their efficacy, state media Global Times reported on Thursday (June 11).

    No proven vaccines have been developed yet for the virus, although mass trials for a number of candidate vaccines are expected to get under way soon in countries around the world.

    Employees in China can volunteer to take one of two vaccine candidates being developed by affiliates of state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), the newspaper backed by the Communist Party reported, citing a written notice sent to the state-owned companies.


    Vaccinating people travelling abroad, especially those going to high-risk areas, is one option for conducting a Phase 3 trial, Mr Zhu Fengcai, deputy director of a local branch of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, told financial media service Caixin in April.

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