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Vaccines and the Changing International Order

A worker is seen next to a container with dosees of the CoronaVac vaccine against COVID-19 unloaded from a cargo plane that arrived from China at Guarulhos International Airport in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil. NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP

The Chief Reporter for Germany’s state broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Miodrag Soric, can’t believe what he’s seeing. China is turning the battle for access to COVID-19 vaccines into a tremendous soft power win in the Global South — and they’re doing it at the expense of the West!

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