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Hong Kong fourth wave: minister promises tough safety checks after Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine performs worse than expected in new study

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Covid-19 vaccines will be subject to robust safety procedures before they are distributed to the Hong Kong public, a senior official has pledged after one brand procured by the city was found in a study to be significantly less effective than expected.

Civil service minister Patrick Nip Tak-kuen on Wednesday also said he believed that residents’ views on the coronavirus vaccines might change, as he responded to a newly released university poll conducted last summer that revealed less than 40 per cent of Hongkongers were willing to take the shots.

Offering reassurances after new data emerged for the CoronaVac jab, manufactured by Beijing-based Sinovac, Nip said an advisory panel would review every vaccine based on clinical trial data and offer advice to the health authority before inoculation started.


The minister overseeing the city’s vaccination roll-out added the shots must also secure approval for emergency use from a drug regulatory body outside Hong Kong, as well as a nod from the government.

“They have to go through these few steps, so that the vaccines can be used in Hong Kong. It’s to ensure the vaccine itself is safe, effective and has quality,” he said.

The city’s advisory panel will meet this week to review data from the three types of Covid-19 vaccines procured by the government, according to Nip, who said it was his understanding that clear advice would then be published.

The minister sought to allay public concerns after latest data produced by a Brazilian research institute listed the efficacy rate of CoronaVac as 50.4 per cent.
 

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Covid-19 vaccines will be subject to robust safety procedures before they are distributed to the Hong Kong public, a senior official has pledged after one brand procured by the city was found in a study to be significantly less effective than expected.

Civil service minister Patrick Nip Tak-kuen on Wednesday also said he believed that residents’ views on the coronavirus vaccines might change, as he responded to a newly released university poll conducted last summer that revealed less than 40 per cent of Hongkongers were willing to take the shots.

Offering reassurances after new data emerged for the CoronaVac jab, manufactured by Beijing-based Sinovac, Nip said an advisory panel would review every vaccine based on clinical trial data and offer advice to the health authority before inoculation started.


The minister overseeing the city’s vaccination roll-out added the shots must also secure approval for emergency use from a drug regulatory body outside Hong Kong, as well as a nod from the government.

“They have to go through these few steps, so that the vaccines can be used in Hong Kong. It’s to ensure the vaccine itself is safe, effective and has quality,” he said.

The city’s advisory panel will meet this week to review data from the three types of Covid-19 vaccines procured by the government, according to Nip, who said it was his understanding that clear advice would then be published.

The minister sought to allay public concerns after latest data produced by a Brazilian research institute listed the efficacy rate of CoronaVac as 50.4 per cent.
Then both you and the Chinese bots say we're just regular members and not employed by Chinese and American governments.

@Hamartia Antidote is sh!t talking Sinovac. And @beijingwalker is sh!t talking Pfizer vaccine.
 

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He isn't the only Chinese one. There are at least three others here. it's at least a $2 army.
striker is that you? Lmao just kidding with you bro:lol:

On a serious note if the Vaccine is proven to be lethal as some reports are suggesting then it should be scrapped but then again I read the chinese version and they said alot of people died in Norway due to Pfizer. So for me I see alot of finger pointing and competition but the biggest losers are the public who are caught between a rock and a hard place
 

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LOL HK is handling COVID a lot worse than the mainland and the pro-colonialism media outlet SCMP is still striving to misinterpret the effectiveness figure and brainwash normal residents.

Smart HK residents think about this in different ways. Those are YouTube discussions in Cantonese.



There are still more on YouTube about this from authentic HK residents.
 

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