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After Chinese Vaccine Fails, China Launches Smear Campaign Against Pfizer

A few days after attempting to dismiss disappointing test results from Brazil on China’s Sinovac vaccine candidate for the Chinese coronavirus, Chinese state media turned to attacking Sinovac’s American competitors Pfizer and Moderna, calling for a worldwide ban on Pfizer’s vaccine after 23 elderly Norwegians died, ostensibly from reactions to the Pfizer shots.

Chinese health care workers and volunteers wear protective clothing as they register people to receive a COVID-19 vaccine jab at a mass vaccination center for Chaoyang District on January 15, 2021 in Beijing, China. With at least 5 homegrown vaccines nearing approval, China says it will vaccinate 50 million people …

China Blocks W.H.O. Inspectors Again

Chinese officials on Thursday blocked two members of the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) team investigating the origins of the Chinese coronavirus from entering China.

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China Argues Its Own Coronavirus Boom Makes America Look Bad

“History will remember China’s achievements and U.S.’ shames in Covid-19 [Chinese coronavirus] battle,” declared the first of a string of editorials in Chinese state media on Wednesday and Thursday that presented the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic as a stepping stone to greatness for China and a gravestone for the American century.

People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus watch a walrus show at Haichang Ocean Park in Wuhan on November 23, 2020. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP) (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)