Coronavirus: China seeks to boost influence by filling ‘vaccine vacuum’ in poor nations

//Coronavirus: China seeks to boost influence by filling ‘vaccine vacuum’ in poor nations

Coronavirus: China seeks to boost influence by filling ‘vaccine vacuum’ in poor nations

China is seeking to take diplomatic advantage of a “vaccine vacuum” by sending millions of Covid-19 shots to poor nations, including in Africa.While the West has failed to provide the doses needed in developing nations and major producer India has halted vaccine exports as it grapples with a devastating second wave, China has stepped in.It had sold a total of 651 million vaccine doses – far more than its donations of 17.4 million – as of Monday, according to Beijing-based Bridge Consulting…

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