As COVID-19 Barrels Through China, Some Are Turning to Black Market Amid Drug Shortages

As COVID–19 cases continue to surge in China, soaring demand for Western-developed treatments have led some citizens to turn to the black market. That trend was on display this weekend when HK$600,000 ($77,000) worth of illegally imported drugs bound for the mainland were seized by Hong Kong customs officials. Officers discovered medicines—mostly intended for the … Read more