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From Africa to Asia to the Americas and Even Europe, Countries Scramble for Chinese-Made COVID-19 Vaccines

Countries across the Global South and now even in Europe scrambled this weekend to source COVID-19 vaccines from pretty much anywhere they could buy them — which in many cases brought them to China’s doorstep.

Amid widespread shortages, the European Union on Friday blocked some vaccine exports, further escalating concerns in poorer countries that it will be even more difficult to buy vaccines for their populations. China, for its part, is moving fast to fill the void, shipping tens of millions of doses to countries all over the world.

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