CCP Orders Crackdown on Fake COVID-19 Vaccines; Concerns Over Exported Doses…

China Orders Crackdown on Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Concerns Over Exported Doses
Chinese-made COVID-19 vaccines are shown in a file photo.

China’s state prosecutor has ordered a nationwide crackdown on profiteering and fake vaccines amid a mounting wave of fake COVID-19 vaccine cases, state media reported.

“The Supreme People’s Procuratorate has ordered state prosecutors at all levels of government to “act quickly and resolutely crack down on coronavirus vaccine crimes,” state news agency Xinhua reported.

So far, the authorities have arrested 70 suspects in 21 cases linked to coronavirus vaccine fakes and racketeering, it said.

In some cases, fake vaccines had been made using saline to attract government subsidies for clinics offering emergency vaccinations to members of the public, it said.

It said one suspect surnamed Qiao had recruited friends and relatives from his hometown to manufacture the fakes in hotel rooms and rented apartments, to fill vials copied exactly from the design of genuine vaccine vials.

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China – Fake COVID-19 Vaccines Made By Crime Rings Reported….

A man arrives to be inoculated with a Covid-19 vaccine at the Chaoyang Museum of Urban Planning in Beijing on January 15, 2021. (Photo by Noel Celis / AFP) (Photo by NOEL CELIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Recently, reports about fake COVID-19 vaccines in China have been carried by Chinese media outlets and spread by people on Chinese social media as virus outbreaks continue to worsen in parts of the country.

According to the media reports, police in Beijing and the provinces of Jiangsu and Shandong rooted out a crime ring that was manufacturing and selling fake COVID-19 vaccines.

Chinese authorities said that the gang of more than 80 suspects was arrested on charges of producing and selling counterfeit vaccines. They had reportedly filled injectors with a saline solution which were to be sold as COVID-19 shots. Over 3,000 fake products were confiscated by authorities.

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