A nurse holds a potential vaccine from China’s SinoVac before administering it during trials in Brazil. Photo: Reuters A nurse holds a potential vaccine from China’s SinoVac before administering it during trials in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A nurse holds a potential vaccine from China’s SinoVac before administering it during trials in Brazil. Photo: Reuters

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Are Asian countries choosing US or China for the Covid-19 vaccine?

  • Indonesia, the Philippines have turned to Beijing; Singapore and Japan are partnering with US firms; while Thailand and India developing their own
  • Experts say geopolitics factor into a particular nation’s choice, while pointing out the challenges inherent in wide-scale vaccinations

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A nurse holds a potential vaccine from China’s SinoVac before administering it during trials in Brazil. Photo: Reuters A nurse holds a potential vaccine from China’s SinoVac before administering it during trials in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
A nurse holds a potential vaccine from China’s SinoVac before administering it during trials in Brazil. Photo: Reuters
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