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Even After Learning Chinese Vaccines Aren’t as Effective, Developing Countries are Committed to Using Them. Here’s Why.

A health worker shows a vial the Chinese-made Vero Cell Covid-19 vaccine, in Kathmandu on April 7, 2021. PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP

The low-efficacy rates of Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines emerged as one of the main reasons cited by Beijing’s critics in the U.S. and Europe as to why developing countries should think twice about procuring too many doses of Sinopharm or Sinovac jabs.

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