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Police in China bust fake Covid-19 vaccine operation, more than 80 people arrested

Caitlin Ashworth



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Police in China busted a fake Covid-19 vaccine operation, arresting more than 80 people and seizing more than 3,000 doses of the fake vaccine, which were actually just syringes filled with saline solution.

The state news agency Xinhua says the bust was part of a law enforcement operation to crackdown on vaccine-related crimes. Police in various provinces including Beijing, Shanghai and the eastern province of Shandong were involved.

Apparently, the saline solution “vaccines” have been going around since September. All fake doses have been tracked down, according to Xinhua. The newspaper Global Times, which is backed by the Chinese government, said the fake vaccines may have been planned to be shipped overseas.

SOURCE: Reuters

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    John is My Biggest Fan

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    The Chinese are probably the most unscrupulous people in the World.

    China is the land of fakery.

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      Toby Andrews

      Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:35 pm

      I disagree. The Thais are.

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        John is My Biggest Fan

        Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 11:29 am

        Noted. But having lived and worked in both Thailand and China, I would say the Chinese edge it.

        When the virus broke out and face masks were in short supply, Chinese people were found to be collecting used face masks and then repacking them for sale.

        let’s not forget the gutter oil – that’s oil scooped out of the sewer system, reheated and then canned for resale.

        On top of that, there is a fake version of virtually everything in China.

        Oh yes, and occasionally they sell their babies too.

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        Truth B Told

        Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:32 am

        China has complete automobile lines that are blatant rip offs of major brands. Have you never even shopped on Lazada? Do you really think those new Nike shoes are originals at 319 baht? That crap is made in China not Thailand.

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    Flushing Johnny Is-san

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    As if Thailand isn’t!? Thailand markets the Chinese fakery…does that count?

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    Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    The Chinese have a long and horrendous history of faulty vaccines. Back in 2018 there was a huge outcry after it was discovered some one million doses of baby vaccines were faulty by multiple manufacturers, many of which had been used on children. Only a year before there was an issue with hundreds of thousands of faulty flu vaccines. There are lots more examples, those are just the recent ones. Anyone who has dealt in China know Chinese companies have no issue at all sacrificing safety in pursuit of Yuan. And that’s with their own people, no doubt they care even less when it comes to foreigners.

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      Leo Z

      Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 6:22 am

      Correct. On several online Chinese media there is an entire section on “vaccine scandal”. The Chinese themselves don’t trust Chinese vaccines.

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    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 7:25 am

    And Thailand want to purchase and use their vaccine….. what it is so difficult to understand that China does not care even about is own people so how they would care about the others?

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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