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VOA Report Criticizes Chinese Vaccines Using Many of the Same Propaganda Tactics That Chinese Used to Point Out Flaws in U.S. Jabs

There was widespread outrage in the U.S. last year when Chinese propaganda outlets and Foreign Ministry spokespeople issued false claims and sowed doubts over the safety of Pfizer vaccines. Now, it appears that the U.S. government-owned media is doing something similar, with poorly reported thinly-sourced stories that appear intended to sow doubt about the safety of Chinese vaccines.

On Wednesday, Voice of America published a story on its website that claimed “Cameroonian health workers doubt the efficacy of Chinese COVID vaccines,” yet the story included a comment from just one nurse who never directly mentioned the use of Chinese vaccines and then implied that “washing of hands with soap and water, wearing face masks, social distancing and avoiding overcrowded places” would be a suitable alternative.

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