China Approves Its First mRNA COVID Vaccine

China approved its first messenger RNA vaccine for Covid-19, clearing a shot from a local drugmaker that harnesses the powerful technology months after the world’s most-populous nation abandoned pandemic curbs. The mRNA vaccine, developed by CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. has been approved for emergency use, according to a statement from the company Wednesday to the … Read more

China’s True COVID Death Toll Estimated To Be in Hundreds of Thousands

The nearly 60,000 Covid-related deaths China reported for the first five weeks of its current outbreak, the largest the world has ever seen, may underestimate the true toll by hundreds of thousands of fatalities, experts said. China’s abrupt pivot from Covid Zero in early December unleashed a surge of omicron infections and led to 59,938 … Read more

The E.U. And China Are Barreling Toward a Political Standoff Over COVID-19

BRUSSELS — The European Union and China on Tuesday moved closer to a political standoff over the COVID-19 crisis, with Beijing vehemently rejecting travel restrictions some E.U. nations have started to impose that could be expanded in coming days. An E.U. offer of help, including vaccine donations, was also as good as slapped down, with … Read more