World

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 …