Sinovac Real World Data Shed Fresh Light On China COVID Vaccine Efficacy Debate
New Strategies Needed?
New real world data for Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine from hard-hit Brazil could fuel fresh doubts over the efficacy of Chinese vaccines, but also raise the urgency to change current vaccination strategy.
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