China Joins WHO-Led Global Coronavirus Vaccine Effort As U.S. Sits It Out

A worker feeds vials for production of a vaccine for COVID-19 at the SinoVac vaccine factory in Beijing. China said on Friday that it is joining the COVID-19 vaccine alliance known as COVAX.

The Chinese foreign ministry said it took this step “to uphold the concept of a shared community of health for all and to honor its commitment to turn COVID-19 vaccines into a global public good.”

(Image credit: Ng Han Guan/AP)

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