11 April 2021

• Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says that the country is formally considering mixing different coronavirus vaccines to boost their efficacy, although he did not specify which products would be mixed. He also mentioned that vaccines could be optimized by changing the number of doses and the interval between them. Source

• Feng Duojia, president of the China Association of Vaccines, announces that the country will be producing its own mRNA coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2021; a candidate mRNA vaccine co-developed by the Academy of Military Science (AMS), Walvax Biotechnology and Suzhou Abogen Biosciences has completed phase II trials, and plans for overseas phase III trials are underway. Source 

• Thailand’s coronavirus cases reach a record-breaking daily total of 967. Source

• George Gao, head of the  Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, admits that  efficacy of Chinese coronavirus vaccines is “not high” – and said that China is “formally considering” ways – such as boosters and vaccine mixing – to optimize their efficacy. His comments were quickly censored. Source

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