One Year On: WHO Probe In Wuhan, Mixed Vaccine Results For Sinovac
One year after the first cases of a novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, a team from the World Health Organization has arrived in the city to investigate its origin. Meanwhile, mixed results are reported for some of the leading Chinese vaccines being developed to fight the pandemic still wreaking global havoc.
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