Pandemic Perspectives: China Vaccine Diplomacy - A World On Shots
Footprint In 50 Countries And Counting
Over 50 countries around the world are now receiving COVID-19 vaccine deliveries from China, totaling 3.3 million doses and counting so far. This Scrip infographic shows their locations, quantity of supplies and the developers involved.
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