Disinfo: Chinese vaccine did not pass any third stage trials and did not receive approval even in China itself

Summary

In the impulsive, anti-Russian way, Ukrainians will be vaccinated with the worst vaccine. As you know, the Chinese vaccine did not pass any third stage trials and did not receive approval even in China itself.

Disproof

Disinformation that exploits the coronavirus pandemic to push a recurring narrative about the inept Ukrainian statehood and a Russophobic attitude towards use of the possible Sputnik V vaccine.

Background:

Ukraine has signed a contract to buy 1.8 million doses of China’s Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, the presidential office said on Wednesday, with the shots expected in “the shortest possible time.”

According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, Ukraine hopes to receive 8 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in the first half of 2021. Ukraine participates in the global COVAX Facility, which has been set up to provide COVID-19 vaccines. The COVAX mechanism is part of the Accelerated Access Initiative, which was also launched by WHO. COVAX is led by three organisations: the World Health Organisation, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

The vaccine, developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech, has undergone phase 3 clinical trial in Indonesia involving more than 1,600 volunteers. Brazil and Turkey also have put the vaccine in human trials involving a much larger number of participants. Results from the phase three clinical trial of Coronavac vaccine in Indonesia demonstrate a 65.3% efficacy, in comparison to a 91.5% efficacy during a similar trial in Turkey and 78 percent in Brazil.

See a similar case: "Ukraine continues 'policy of genocide' because it will not buy the Russian Covid vaccine".

Other disinfo cases about the Sputnik V vaccine: that ugly commercial interests are behind the criticism of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine or that WHO confirms the "Sputnik-V" vaccine is safe and effective, or that Ukraine may buy the Russian vaccine against COVID-19 indirectly through EU, or that the IMF define and control Ukraine.

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  • Reported in: Issue 229
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 26/01/2021
  • Outlet language(s) Russian
  • Country: China, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Sputnik V, coronavirus, Ukraine, vaccination, Anti-Russian, Ukrainian statehood
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The Ukrainian revolution was well-planned from abroad

The Kyiv protests were well organised and completely controlled. And the murders of law enforcement officers and the “Heavenly Hundred”, with which the radicals are now rushing, and even the moment of the coup were all under the control of the curators who conceived, organised and carried out this operation.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative against Ukraine, containing multiple disinformation narratives regarding the Euromaidan protests and Ukrainian statehood.

There was no coup in Ukraine seven years ago. The demonstrations which began in Kyiv in November 2013 – called "Maidan", or "Euromaidan" – were a result of the Ukrainian people's frustration with former President Yanukovych's last-minute U-turn when, after seven years of negotiation, he refused to sign the EU–Ukraine Association Agreement and halted progress towards Ukraine's closer relationship with the EU.

Russia will have to help Brussels with the vaccination because of the chaos in the EU

Russia will have to provide the Sputnik V vaccine to European countries because Western coronavirus vaccine supplies to Europe are collapsing.

Disproof

This is the recurring pro-Kremlin narrative aiming to discredit Western vaccines and promote "Sputnik V", and is entirely without evidence.

The European Commission has authorised the first COVID-19 vaccines in the European Union (EU), following European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval. EMA is liaising closely with developers of other potential COVID-19 vaccines, mobilising its own resources and cooperating with regulatory partners.

COVID-19 pandemic is a global conspiracy in the interests of the global elite

The “pandemic” that we’re talking about since the spring of 2020 is not something spontaneous. This is a pre-planned operation with the goal of worldwide restructuring in the interests of the “global elite” (“world behind the scenes”, “deep state”).

Disproof

A recurring conspiracy theory that echoes pro-Kremlin disinformation about the artificial creation of COVID-19.

There is no evidence that the coronavirus (COVID-19) was created in laboratories and that the pandemic is a part of a global hoax. COVID-19 comes from a family of viruses that includes the common cold and viruses such as SARS and MERS. Coronaviruses are known to circulate in mammals and birds, and scientists have already suggested that COVID-19 originally came from bats. One of the previous coronaviruses that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, spread from bats to civet cats to humans.