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Chinese Academic Gao Fu Vaccinated With Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

Chinese Academic Gao Fu Vaccinated With Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine

The head Of the center for disease control and prevention of China, academician Gao Fu, said that he was vaccinated with an experimental sample of the coronavirus vaccine to convince the public to follow his example as soon as the drug receives approval from the authorities.

"I'm going to reveal something undercover: I am injected with one of the vaccines. I hope it will work," the Associated Press (AP) News Agency quoted Gao Fu as saying from a webinar by Alibaba Health on Tuesday.

The head of the center did not specify when and how he was given the potential vaccine. He did not explain whether this experience was part of a government-approved drug trial.

AP notes that Alibaba Health employees received doses of the experimental vaccine back in March this year. Later, some experts began to Express ethical concerns about the government-approved human trial of the vaccine.

The Agency reminds us that China is still the world's leader in developing vaccines against coronavirus. The country is working on eight of the 20 or so potential vaccines in the world. However, none of the drugs has yet received approval.