China Announces 2 Billion COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Exported in 2021
Aug. 6, 2021 (EIRNS)—President Xi Jinping announced today that China will export 2 billion COVID-19 vaccines in 2021. The massive expansion of production capacity this year has allowed China to export between 600 to 750 million doses so far, while also applying over 1.7 billion doses within China. The track record of Sinovac and Sinopharm so far indicates that they will produce almost 5 billion doses this year, and Tao Lina, a vaccine expert in Shanghai confirms this. Otherwise, China is presently vaccinating its population at the rate of 17.9 million shots a day, which is seven times the rate of the European Union, and 30 times that of the United States.
Xi sent a written message today to the International Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation, hosted by China Central Television and Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councillor Wang Yi. He described the vaccine as a “global public good,” and stressed common action on world health as part of building a community with a shared future for mankind. He recognized the problem with the resurgences of the coronavirus allowing for the proliferation of mutations and variant strains. Besides exporting vaccines, he described China’s work with countries to develop and produce vaccines, with joint production already begun in the U.A.E., Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt, Brazil, Turkey, Pakistan and Mexico—a new capacity of over 200 million doses, which needs further expansion.
Xi made clear that China leads the world in exporting vaccines, and that will continue. Biden has bragged about being the world leader by exporting 110 million donated vaccine doses, with 500 million more to come.