1. President Jokowi gets Sinovac jab to officially launch Indonesia's COVID-19 vaccination programme  CNA
  2. Khairy: Govt will not go through with vaccine procurement if not satisfied with safety, efficacy  The Star Online
  3. Deal's off if vaccine doesn't pass muster, KJ assures amid doubts about Sinovac  Malaysiakini
  4. We'll study Sinovac clinical trial data before approving vaccine, says Khairy  Free Malaysia Today
  5. China's Sinovac to double annual Covid-19 vaccine capacity to one billion doses  The Star Online
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PETALING JAYA: Khairy Jamaluddin has said that the government would not go through with the procurement of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine if they were not satisfied with its safety and efficacy.PETALING JAYA: Khairy Jamaluddin has said that the government would not go through with the procurement of Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine if they were not satisfied with its safety and efficacy.

Khairy: Govt will not go through with vaccine procurement if not satisfied with safety, efficacy | The Star

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A Phase III clinical trial in Brazil finds Sinovac vaccine to be only 50.4 percent efficacious.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, which is negotiating supplies of a Covid-19 vaccine with China's Sinovac Biotech, will only go ahead with procurement if it satisfies the safety and efficacy standards of local regulators, a minister said on Wednesday.KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia, which is negotiating supplies of a Covid-19 vaccine with China's Sinovac Biotech, will only go ahead with procurement if it satisfies the safety and efficacy standards of local regulators, a minister said on Wednesday.

Malaysia to study Sinovac trial data before approving vaccine

The Indonesian President Joko Widodo received his first shot of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, Sinovac, on Wednesday, marking the launch of the country mass imThe Indonesian President Joko Widodo received his first shot of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine, Sinovac, on Wednesday, marking the launch of the country mass im

Joko Widodo receives Chinese COVID-19 vaccine shot

Jakarta doctor Lie Hermanto is looking forward to getting a shot of a Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine this week.Jakarta doctor Lie Hermanto is looking forward to getting a shot of a Chinese-developed COVID-19 vaccine this week.

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Leading by example, Indonesia's President received his country's first COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday following the launch of a mass immunisation programme. Officials hope to give more than 180 million people the jab, after authorities on Monday approved China's vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech for emergency use. They've also ordered vaccine doses from AstraZeneca and Pfizer and BioNTech. Indonesia's president who many call Jokowi was first up and received his at the presidential palace. "COVID-19 vaccination is very important to break the chain of transmission, providing health protection and keeping us safe. It provides a peace of mind for the people of Indonesia. And will it help to accelerate economic recovery." Instead of vaccinating the elderly and frontline workers first, like other countries are doing, Indonesia will start with younger working people. This is partly because officials do not have enough data on older people from the CoronaVac clinical trials. Indonesia has said its trials showed China's vaccine had an efficacy rate of 65%, but Brazilian researchers said on Tuesday it was only 50% effective. The government is also keen to kick start the economy after it suffered its first recession in more than two decades due to the pandemic. But experts have warned not to see the vaccine as a silver bullet as more research needs to be done on whether vaccinated people can transmit the virus. Indonesia has one of the worst outbreaks in Asia, recording a daily record of more than 300 deaths on Tuesday, and averaging around 9,000 new infections a day. There have been calls for the country to strengthen its test and trace regime, alongside rolling out the vaccine.Leading by example, Indonesia's President received his country's first COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday following the launch of a mass immunisation programme. Officials hope to give more than 180 million people the jab, after authorities on Monday approved China's vaccine made by Sinovac Biotech for emergency use. They've also ordered vaccine doses from AstraZeneca and Pfizer and BioNTech. Indonesia's president who many call Jokowi was first up and received his at the presidential palace. "COVID-19 vaccination is very important to break the chain of transmission, providing health protection and keeping us safe. It provides a peace of mind for the people of Indonesia. And will it help to accelerate economic recovery." Instead of vaccinating the elderly and frontline workers first, like other countries are doing, Indonesia will start with younger working people. This is partly because officials do not have enough data on older people from the CoronaVac clinical trials. Indonesia has said its trials showed China's vaccine had an efficacy rate of 65%, but Brazilian researchers said on Tuesday it was only 50% effective. The government is also keen to kick start the economy after it suffered its first recession in more than two decades due to the pandemic. But experts have warned not to see the vaccine as a silver bullet as more research needs to be done on whether vaccinated people can transmit the virus. Indonesia has one of the worst outbreaks in Asia, recording a daily record of more than 300 deaths on Tuesday, and averaging around 9,000 new infections a day. There have been calls for the country to strengthen its test and trace regime, alongside rolling out the vaccine.

Indonesia targets young in vaccination drive

"The companies requesting approval must provide information that addresses all these points," FDA Deputy Secretary-General Surachoke Tangwiwat said. Thailand received requests on Tuesday for vaccine registration from AstraZeneca and Sinovac."The companies requesting approval must provide information that addresses all these points," FDA Deputy Secretary-General Surachoke Tangwiwat said. Thailand received requests on Tuesday for vaccine registration from AstraZeneca and Sinovac.

Thailand says on track to use Sinovac vaccine, despite trial data | Health

The government of China has now bequeathed to Brazilians a vaccine that barely works.The government of China has now bequeathed to Brazilians a vaccine that barely works.

This Might Shock You, but It Turns Out China's COVID-19 Vaccine Barely Works | National Review

Jan.12 -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo receives the first jab in a televised ceremony in Jakarta as the government begins Southeast Asia’s largest inoculation program against Covid-19, using vaccines of China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat report on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."Jan.12 -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo receives the first jab in a televised ceremony in Jakarta as the government begins Southeast Asia’s largest inoculation program against Covid-19, using vaccines of China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat report on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia."

Indonesia's Jokowi Kicks off Covid-19 Vaccination Program

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Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Lekhim hopes to register China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in early February and to deliver 5 million doses in Ukraine in the first half of 2021, the head of its supervisory board said on Wednesday.Ukrainian pharmaceutical company Lekhim hopes to register China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in early February and to deliver 5 million doses in Ukraine in the first half of 2021, the head of its supervisory board said on Wednesday.

Ukraine pharma group to supply 5 million doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine in first-half | Reuters

The Covid-19 pandemic in Turkey has enabled the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to deepen autocratic rule by silencing critics and rapidly passing restrictive new laws to limit dissent, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021. 

Turkey: Covid-19 Pandemic Used to Strengthen Autocratic Rule | Human Rights Watch

As China struggles to earn credibility for its coronavirus vaccine. Wildly different efficacy rates reported from different corners of the world have raised questions on the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech ltd. Several countries across the world have opted for the Chinese vaccine to be used in their vaccination programs. Indonesia is moving the fastest to distribute Sinovac vaccine to citizens. The local trial in Indonesia showed an efficacy of 65 per cent. However, since only 1620 people had participated in the test, the data is not considered to be meaningful.As China struggles to earn credibility for its coronavirus vaccine. Wildly different efficacy rates reported from different corners of the world have raised questions on the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Sinovac Biotech ltd. Several countries across the world have opted for the Chinese vaccine to be used in their vaccination programs. Indonesia is moving the fastest to distribute Sinovac vaccine to citizens. The local trial in Indonesia showed an efficacy of 65 per cent. However, since only 1620 people had participated in the test, the data is not considered to be meaningful.

Chinese COVID vaccine Sinovac throws up four different efficacy rates, World News | wionews.com

Singapore will commence its COVID-19 vaccination of senior citizens later this month, earlier than the initial announcement of a February rollout.Singapore will commence its COVID-19 vaccination of senior citizens later this month, earlier than the initial announcement of a February rollout.

COVID-19: Senior citizens' vaccination to begin this month

Get latest articles and stories on World at LatestLY. The Chinese Sinovac vaccine has been found to be far less effective than vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, according to a Brazil government statement on Tuesday, which raised questions about the lack of transparency of Chinese-made vaccines. World News | China's Sinovac Vaccine Shows 50.38 Pc Efficacy in Brazil, Less Than Claimed Earlier.Get latest articles and stories on World at LatestLY. The Chinese Sinovac vaccine has been found to be far less effective than vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, according to a Brazil government statement on Tuesday, which raised questions about the lack of transparency of Chinese-made vaccines. World News | China's Sinovac Vaccine Shows 50.38 Pc Efficacy in Brazil, Less Than Claimed Earlier.

World News | China's Sinovac Vaccine Shows 50.38 Pc Efficacy in Brazil, Less Than Claimed Earlier | LatestLY

Indonesia begins its coronavirus vaccination drive with President Joko Widodo receiving his first shot of a Chinese-produced vaccine.Indonesia begins its coronavirus vaccination drive with President Joko Widodo receiving his first shot of a Chinese-produced vaccine.

Indonesia starts vaccination as China promotes vaccine diplomacy

Millions around the world are about to be vaccinated with the Chinese Sinovac vaccine while some uncertainty remains about its efficacy.Millions around the world are about to be vaccinated with the Chinese Sinovac vaccine while some uncertainty remains about its efficacy.

Experts Question Efficacy of Chinese Vaccine Ahead of Rollout

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AMMAN: An 87-year-old former army physician on Wednesday received the first shot in Jordan’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program. Retired Lt. Gen. Dawood Hanania was given his jab at 8 a.m. at a vaccination center in the Jubaihah neighborhood of the capital Amman, signaling the start of a mass immunization effort to curb the spread of the virus that has killedAMMAN: An 87-year-old former army physician on Wednesday received the first shot in Jordan’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program. Retired Lt. Gen. Dawood Hanania was given his jab at 8

Jordan begins COVID-19 vaccination drive as physician, 87, gets first jab | Arab News

China’s effort to boost its image by providing coronavirus vaccines to the developing world suffered a setback after one of its l...China’s effort to boost its image by providing coronavirus vaccines to the developing world suffered a setback after one of its leading inoculation candidates from Sinovac Biotech turned ou...

China's Sinovac vaccine comes up short in efficacy, Brazil says | The Standard

PHARMANIAGA Bhd has entered into an agreement with China’s Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd today for the supply of 14 million doses of Covid-19 in Malaysia.Its MD Datuk Zulkarnain Md Eusope said Pharmaniaga plans to bottle 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine per month starting  next February before it will be distributed nationwide as early as March this year. He added that about RM3 million was spent to improve its factory in Puchong for that purpose.PHARMANIAGA Bhd has entered into an agreement with China’s Sinovac Life Sciences Co Ltd today for the supply of 14 million doses of Covid-19 in Malaysia.Its MD Datuk Zulkarnain Md Eusope said Pharmaniaga plans to bottle 2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine per month starting  next February before it will be distributed nationwide as early as March this year. He added that about RM3 million was spent to improve its factory in Puchong for that purpose.

Pharmaniaga, Sinovac tie-up for 14mil doses of Covid-19 vaccine supply by end of March

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is facing unexpected delays in the manufacturing of its coronavirus vaccine and may not be able to supply as many doses it promised the U.S. government by spring, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. U.S.(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is facing unexpected delays in the manufacturing of its coronavirus vaccine and may not be able to supply as many doses it promised the U.S. government by spring, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. U.S.

J&J may not meet U.S. COVID-19 vaccine supply target by spring: NYT | Reuters | Business | SaltWire

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of a nationwide inoculation drive.NEW DELHI (AP) — India has started shipping COVID-19 vaccines to multiple cities, four days ahead of a nationwide inoculation drive.

Asia Today: India starts shipping COVID-19 vaccine to cities | World | martinsvillebulletin.com

Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech Ltd. said that the low efficacy rate of 50.38% from its final-stage trial in Brazil is due to trial participants being medical workers facing a high risk of contracting Covid-19.Chinese vaccine developer Sinovac Biotech Ltd. said that the low efficacy rate of 50.38% from its final-stage trial in Brazil is due to trial participants being medical workers facing a high risk of contracting Covid-19.

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Days before a global rollout kicks off with the President of Indonesia receiving the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. vaccine on live television, uncertainty swirls over the efficacy of the leading Chinese shot, for which four different protection rate numbers have been released in recent weeks.Days before a global rollout kicks off with the President of Indonesia receiving the Sinovac Biotech Ltd. vaccine on live television, uncertainty swirls over the efficacy of the leading Chinese shot, for which four different protection rate numbers have been released in recent weeks.

China Covid Shot Has 4 Wildly Different Efficacy Rates, Fuels Skepticism

Indonesia starts mass COVID vaccinations over vast territory

Turkish authorities gave the go-ahead for emergency use of the Covid vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, despite uncertainty over just how protective it is.Turkish authorities gave the go-ahead for emergency use of the Covid vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd, despite uncertainty over just how protective it is.

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Oldham Council and local GPs decided vulnerable homeless people should be in a priority group for the jab.Oldham Council and local GPs decided vulnerable homeless people should be in a priority group for the jab.

Homeless prioritised for Covid-19 vaccine in UK first | Dunfermline Press

JAKARTA (UPDATE) - Indonesia launched one of the world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on Wednesday with President Joko Widodo getting the first shot of a Chinese vaccine as his country fights one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia. JAKARTA (UPDATE) - Indonesia launched one of the world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination campaigns on Wednesday with President Joko Widodo getting the first shot of a Chinese vaccine as his country fights one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Asia.

Indonesia launches vaccination drive as COVID-19 deaths hit record | ABS-CBN News

Indonesia has kicked off Southeast Asia’s largest inoculation program against Covid-19 to curb its record increase in infections, using Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s vaccine. President Joko Widodo received the first jab in a televised ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Wednesday. Wearing his signature white shirt, the president had…Indonesia has kicked off Southeast Asia’s largest inoculation program against Covid-19 to curb its record increase in infections, using Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s vaccine. President Joko Widodo received the first jab in a televised ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta on Wednesday. Wearing his signature white shirt, the president had…

Jokowi gets Chinese vaccine on live TV to kick off southeast Asia’s largest rollout | BusinessMirror

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jabIndonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia Leader Gets Nation's First Coronavirus Jab

Sinovac Biotech defended the safety and efficacy of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after the Brazilian announcement that it was only 50.4% effective.Sinovac Biotech defended the safety and efficacy of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after the Brazilian announcement that it was only 50.4% effective.

Brazil says CoronaVac has an efficacy rate just over 50 percent, much lower than previously announced. More than 380 million doses have already been ordered.Brazil says CoronaVac has an efficacy rate just over 50 percent, much lower than previously announced. More than 380 million doses have already been ordered.

ISTANBUL: Turkey will begin countrywide COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday beginning with health workers, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday shortly after Sinovac’s vaccine was granted emergency authorisation.ISTANBUL: Turkey will begin countrywide COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday beginning with health workers, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday shortly after Sinovac’s vaccine was granted emergency authorisation.

Turkey To Begin Mass Vaccines Thursday With Sinovac Shot

In the largest trial of the private Chinese biotech firm's vaccine, it just crossed the efficacy cut-off set by many regulators.

Southeast Asia embraces China's Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine