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Brazil’s Sau Paulo could roll out China’s Covid-19 vaccine without approval
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Brazil’s Sau Paulo could roll out China’s Covid-19 vaccine without approval

Sao Paulo could roll out a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac without approval from the national health regulator, Governor Joao Doria said in an interview on Thursday, pressuring Brasilia to greenlight the vaccine. Health experts said Doria’s comments were an empty threat, as no drugs or vaccines can be used legally in Brazil without clearance from health regulator Anvisa, which pushed back against the comments. Still, his statements reveal growing tensions over the vaccine rollout in Latin America’s biggest country, with the world’s second-highest COVID-19 death toll. Critics of President Jair Bolsonaro argue he is threatening the independence of Anvisa with political appointees to gain leverage over governors and other rivals. In a video interview on the news website...