Three inactivated Chinese vaccines are currently undergoing trials. Photo: AFP Three inactivated Chinese vaccines are currently undergoing trials. Photo: AFP
Three inactivated Chinese vaccines are currently undergoing trials. Photo: AFP
Josephine Ma
Opinion

Opinion

Josephine Ma

Why China’s bet on ‘analogue’ Covid-19 vaccines could pay off

  • Three of the candidate vaccines developed in China use an old-fashioned technique, but they were among the earliest to enter mass testing
  • The inactivated vaccines use a dead version of the Sars-CoV-2 virus rather than more advanced techniques deployed elsewhere

Three inactivated Chinese vaccines are currently undergoing trials. Photo: AFP Three inactivated Chinese vaccines are currently undergoing trials. Photo: AFP
Three inactivated Chinese vaccines are currently undergoing trials. Photo: AFP
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