Communist Chinese Vaccine Scandals Are Commonplace

Vaccine Scandals

“Health authorities in China are investigating one of the nation’s biggest vaccine makers after eight infants died in the past two months following injections that were meant to immunize them against hepatitis B…

Six of the deaths have been linked to vaccines produced by Shenzhen Kangtai; the two other infant deaths occurred recently after the use of a hepatitis B vaccine produced by another drug maker, Beijing Tiantan Biological Products…

Merck gave the company the biological technology to produce a hepatitis B vaccine royalty free as part of an unusual joint venture aimed at improving health standards in China.”

New York Times, China Investigates Vaccine Maker After Deaths of Infants, December 25, 2013, https://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/world/asia/china-investigates-vaccine-maker-after-infant-deaths.html

“The Chinese Government should address the shattered public confidence made worse by the vaccine scandal. The health management system should be improved to ensure that vaccines are properly stored and transported, and transparency of supervision should also be enhanced.”

The Lancet, Vaccine Scandal and Crisis in Public Confidence in China, June 11, 2016, Vol. 387, Issue 10036, p2382, https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)30737-1/fulltext

“Investigators in China have begun recalling defective vaccines produced by a Chinese drugmaker from domestic and overseas markets, health authorities said.”

Insurance Journal, China Recalls Defective Vaccines Recalled from Overseas Markets, August 9, 2018, https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2018/08/09/497593.htm

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