Vaccines; Party’s party planning; Ant and Alibaba; Manufacturing outrage campaigns

Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, caused a stir domestically and internationally over the weekend with comments that sure sounded like he was confirming that the PRC COVID-19 vaccines have relatively low efficacy. He and state media have since tried to walk back his remarks.

Even if their efficacy is lower than o…

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