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China donates 500k COVID-19 jabs

BANGKOK: The Chinese government has donated more than 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, which arrived in Thailand yesterday (Jan 8).

By The Phuket News

Sunday 9 January 2022, 10:35AM

The vaccine arrive in Bangkok. Photo: Chinese Embassy Bangkok Facebook.

The vaccine arrive in Bangkok. Photo: Chinese Embassy Bangkok Facebook.

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok said on its Facebook page that the vaccines had arrived in Bangkok and would be delivered to the Thai government.

It did not state whether the vaccine donated was Sinovac or Sinopharm.

“China and Thailand have been helping each other in the fight against COVID-19,” read the post on the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok Facebook page.

“At present, China has delivered a total of 50.85 million doses of the vaccine to Thailand, donating 3.35 million doses to fully support Thailand in building its immunity against COVID-19 virus.

Internal - Phuket News TV

This New Year, China is willing to cooperate with the Thai side in promoting concrete cooperation both in public health and other aspects to push the China-Thai round strategic partnership to develop to new success.

Chinese vaccines were initially the ones favoured by the Thai government, specifically Sinovac, although in recent months the rollout strategy has changed as the likes of AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer have been preferred.

Chinese vaccines have been widely criticised as being too ineffective against the virus. The Chinese embassy in Thailand said in September last year that critics of the Sinovac vaccine are undermining Beijing’s good intentions of helping Thailand fight the outbreak.

“Every dose of the COVID-19 vaccine which China has supplied to Thailand represents the friendship and sincerity which the Chinese government extends to the government and Thais in general,” the Facebook post added.

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Pooliekev | 12 January 2022 - 18:42:08

I see all the keyboard virologists are here with their 'expert' opinions. Where 'x' is an unknown quantity and a 'spurt' is a drip under pressure.

DeKaaskopp | 11 January 2022 - 15:48:41

@Kurt   At least your "sugar water" obviously protects from getting seriously  ill too ! And why is it that countries in Africa are well behind in vaccination rates. Because western countries are still hording vaccines ! How about your home country and other European countries right now with their superior vaccines? Everything good over there ?

Kurt | 11 January 2022 - 09:47:46

..Now again with Chinese 'sugar waters'. Vaccines the high up Thai rulers not take themselve, but throw them to the Thai lower class people. Just to make them think they are  Omicron protected. What a vaccination mess.

Kurt | 11 January 2022 - 00:33:10

China not gives/donates things for free in 3rd world  African/Asian countries, including Thailand. It just consolidates herself strong economical positions in these countries. Economic 'warfare' is cheaper and more controled profitable than military one. It doesn't care that Thailand has build up a more than1 year vaccination backlog,. Has to start over and over again. Now again with &...

christysweet | 10 January 2022 - 22:52:40

CrapOvac is fine if you're going to lock everything down, but Thailand is attempting biz as usual.. Big mistake. 

Kamala Pete | 10 January 2022 - 14:13:15

Half a million vials of rubbish is "Friendly and Sincere" ?? Rather like their "Friendly and Sincere" loan sharking to Sri Lanka which will doubtless cost Sri Lanka more land and resources to pay off .. if ever.

Kurt | 10 January 2022 - 10:14:12

It is well known by many medical scientists that only A-Z, Moderna, and Pfizer are  good as booster. Chinese sugar water contributes nothing to prevent getting Omicron. Why you think mr Anutin took so quick 2 doses A-Z, after he got first 2 Sinovac shots?

JohnC | 10 January 2022 - 09:03:31

More sugar water from Thailand's Chinese masters. "Every dose of vaccine China has supplied to Thailand represents major 'incentives' paid into the offshore bank accounts of the powers that be."

Capt B | 09 January 2022 - 23:01:55

As per Bloomberg, a new variant, a Delta variant crossed with Omicron & just as infectious has just hit Cyprus & As per THE DAILY PROOF, Jim Rickards, A New Variant in China ? "But there are unconfirmed reports that infected people are experiencing bleeding from the eyes, nose & ears". -City of Xian.
Good luck with the Sinovac, you'll need it

Pooliekev | 09 January 2022 - 14:39:26

Thanks China. At least it's here, not like the American vaccine. 

Foot | 09 January 2022 - 13:00:35

What??? Thailand said it was going to stop with these because they were not much good.  Now, they take 1/2 million? Why? Cheaper than actually buying Pfizer or Moderna.  Who cares if they don't really do much good.


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