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A medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility Beijing, A medical worker gives a coronavirus vaccine shot to a patient at a vaccination facility in Beijing, Jan. 15, 2021 (AP photo by Mark Schiefelbein).

China’s ‘COVID Success Story’ Might Not End Well

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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After getting off to a slow start when it was launched in January, China’s vaccination campaign has picked up pace, hitting 1 billion total doses administered Saturday, according to the National Health Commission. It is well on track to meet its goal of vaccinating 40 percent of its 1.4 billion people by the end of June. ...

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