China commits to sharing vaccines

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China commits to sharing vaccines
Updated: 2020-10-10 | China Daily
Decision to join global effort expected to bolster access to COVID immunization
China has joined the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility, an important step to advance the building of a global community of health for all, the Foreign Ministry said on Oct 9.

Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the move shows that China honors its commitment to turn COVID-19 vaccines into a global public good.

Hua’s remarks, in a statement on the ministry’s website, came after China signed an agreement with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization on its participation in the COVAX facility on Thursday.

“Even when China is leading the world with several vaccines in advanced stages of R&D and with ample production capacity, it still decided to join COVAX,” Hua said.

“We are taking this concrete step to ensure equitable distribution of vaccines, especially to developing countries, and hope other capable countries will also join and support COVAX,” she said. China will strengthen vaccine cooperation with other countries through the COVAX network, she said.

With the COVID-19 pandemic still posing a severe threat to all countries, Hua stated that China will continue to work together with COVAX partners and contribute its share to the global fight against the pandemic to safeguard the safety and health of everyone…