The Chinese are lining up for the yet to be released coronavirus vaccines. People pay hundreds of dollars to get the medicine.
More and more people in China are receiving one of several vaccines for COVID-19, despite the fact that the safety of none of them has not been officially confirmed. Although the trials are still pending, Beijing wants to prove that vaccines are still safe and has legalized the receipt of the drugs.
This has led to a sharp increase in the demand for vaccines in the country, and there is not enough of them for everyone. Now, in order to receive an injection, the Chinese have to wait their turn. Because of this, the business of selling places in the queue for vaccinations began to develop in China: “scalpers” who have access to drugs ask from 600 to 1500 dollars for their services. Thanks to them, people who wanted to get vaccines not quite legally can not fear for their health, writes The New York Times.
According to the latest data, four Chinese COVID-19 vaccines are in the final stages of clinical trials. Three of them may already be included in the emergency use program.
The shortage of vaccines for COVID-19 has affected not only China. So, at the end of October, European officials said that only a part of the population of the EU countries will be able to receive the medicine until 2022.