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The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok Does Not Like Criticism of COVID-19 Chinese Vaccine Sinovac

September 5, 2021

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok does not like the criticism against Sinovac, a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine. The embassy’s spokesman said in a Facebook post yesterday: “Each Chinese vaccine is a symbol of the Chinese people and government’s genuine friendship with the Thai government and people.”
China’s Embassy highlighted that the vaccine is FDA approved, WHO approved, and has undergone rigorous research and testing, as well as human trials, in the defense of its quality and efficacy. The Sinovac officials say they have been monitoring Covid-19 variants and studying the effects of its vaccination.
The Chinese Embassy cited studies by Chile’s Public Health Ministry and Indonesia’s government as evidence of its efficacy. Researchers in Chile reported on August 5 that Sinovac was 86% effective in preventing death or serious illness for people hospitalized with Covid-19. Sinovac was 92% to 95% effective in preventing infected patients from dying in an Indonesian study the next day.
The Sinovac vaccine has shown to be weak at fighting the Delta variant of Covid-19, but it has been highly effective at reducing illness in infected patients and preventing their deaths. The Chinese Embassy requests that those who attempt to discredit the vaccine cease their harmful attacks.
Though they did say that despite the disparaging remarks, China would not stop its cooperation with Thailand in the fight against Covid-19.and that individuals in Thailand trying to discredit the vaccine are doing so without any scientific basis.
The post implied that these detractors should be grateful for China’s constant supply of vaccines to Thailand despite China’s own need for vaccines with demand far exceeding production. China is portrayed in the post as Thailand’s ally in the fight against Covid-19.

Note: The Chinese Embassy is on Ratchada Road in Bangkok and is huge. It is near the Tesco :Lotus Ratchada.

China Is Being Affected By Rise of COVID-19 Infection Rates in Myanmar

July 29, 2021

The number of new COVID-19 cases in China is increasing every day, owing to an outbreak in Yunnan province, which shares a border with Myanmar, where the Delta variant of the coronavirus has spread.
The National Health Commission reported 65 new confirmed cases for July 19, compared with 31 a day earlier. It was the most since January 30, 2021, when 92 new cases were reported.
Most of the new cases were imported infections, with Yunnan reporting 41 new cases originating from abroad. All of the cases involved Chinese nationals who had recently returned from Myanmar.
The current outbreak of cases is spreading into two small towns in China’s Yunnan province, Ruili, and Longchuan.
As a result of its fourth outbreak since the pandemic started, Ruili reported seven locally transmitted cases on July 19, while Longchuan had one.
The overland transit point for Yunnan, which shares a border with Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam spanning 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles).
In Yunnan, the outbreak represents the second outbreak of the highly contagious Delta strain in China, following an outbreak in southern Guangdong province in May and June 2021.
As he visited Ruili on Sunday, Yunnan vice-governor Zong Guoying promised to build a “fortress of iron” to stop further transmissions.
Xishuangbanna, which shares a long and porous border with Myanmar, has set up checkpoints on all roads to inspect incoming and outgoing traffic.
The police said that travel outside of Xishuangbanna’s urban center of Jinghong was discouraged, and special permits were also required to enter neighboring cities Lincang and Puer, as well as Ruili, when Reuters visited recently.
China reported 19 asymptomatic Coronavirus cases on July 19, 2021, up from 17 a day earlier. Asymptomatic infections are not counted as confirmed cases in China.
China now has 92,342 cases of COVID-19, with 4,636 deaths.