Brazil Says China “Not Transparent” on COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a consistent critic of China, has repeatedly cast doubt on the CoronaVac vaccine being developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said on Monday, December 14th, that China’s health authorities are not transparent in their authorization of COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use, a statement that may further inflame political tension in the South American country.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a consistent critic of China, has repeatedly cast doubt on the CoronaVac vaccine being developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd.

Meanwhile, São Paulo Governor João Doria, a Bolsonaro political enemy, said the state expected to start vaccinating its residents in January, though Brazil’s most populous state . . .

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