China mRNA Vaccine

A private Chinese pharmaceutical company founded by an America-educated biologist is joining forces with the Chinese military to research, trial and roll out a homegrown messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) Covid-19 vaccine.

The move comes amid a surge in Covid-19 cases caused by the highly contagious Delta strain and as questions arise about the efficacy of the Sinovac and Sinopharm’s traditional inactivated vaccines administered to over 1.1 billion Chinese against new viral variants. 

It also comes as much of the developing world lacks access to Western-made mRNA vaccines such as Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, which are proving more effective against the disease than traditionally produced vaccine shots.

Read more at “China set to launch locally made mRNA vaccine”

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