mandag 11. oktober 2021

Covid-19 vaccines: Has China made more than other countries combined?

China says it has provided more than half of all the Covid-19 vaccines manufactured globally. We've looked into this and found that the answer isn't as straightforward as you might think. What is China's claim? A video posted on social media by the Chinese Communist Party's youth league claims that over half the world's vaccines have come from China.

It was posted on Weibo - the Chinese version of Twitter - at the end of September, just as the number of Covid vaccines administered globally had passed six billion (according to the website Our World in Data). So, was China responsible for producing more than three billion of these - both for domestic use and for export? We know China has a very big production capability and claims to have administered 2.2 billion of its own vaccine doses (as of 27 September).