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Chinese Covid-19 vaccine has lower success rate than expected: report

Chinese Covid-19 vaccine has lower success rate than expected:

(ATF) The coronavirus vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech showed a general efficacy of less than 60% in its late-stage trial in Brazil, according to a report published in São Paulo on Monday.UOL, a news website, said the figure - which contradicts the official efficacy rate - was sourced from …

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Sinovac trial suspension complicates vaccine race for China

Sinovac trial suspension complicates vaccine race for China

(ATF) Brazil’s health regulator has suspended a Covid vaccine trial by Chinese firm Sinovac, citing a severe adverse effect.The extent to which the rollout of vaccines has become politicised was underlined when Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro hailed the suspension as a “victory” for him personally, in a swipe at Sao …

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Many central banks looking at digital currencies

Central banks develop digital currencies 

(ATF) The coronavirus has accelerated the world’s move away from cash. Now central banks are considering developing digital versions of the notes and coins in our wallets. Sweden and mainland China could well launch CBDCs – central bank digital currencies – during 2021.These are not cryptocurrencies or units used in …

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