Hong Kong authorities punish clinic for recommending foreign vaccine over Sinovac

    25-Mar-2021   
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In yet another incident which shows Hong Kong losing the liberty which it had enjoyed before, the Hong Kong health authorities have dropped a private clinic from the city's coronavirus vaccination programme after it recommended the German-made Pfizer-BioNTech shot to patients over the one from China's Sinovac.
 
The Sinovac vaccine, made by China has a comparatively lower efficacy rate and was fast-tracked by regulators despite a lack of published data.
 
The Chinese authorities came after a photo of a notice at the clinic comparing the two vaccines' efficacy rates went viral online over the weekend.
 
"Advice: don't take Sinovac, take BioNTech," the notice read, adding one of the clinic's own doctors had chosen the latter.