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COVID vaccines

WHO approves Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use

Health body's first greenlight for Chinese-made shot raises hopes for emerging-market access

A health worker holds a dose of Sinopharm's coronavirus vaccine, in Lima, Peru, on Feb. 9.   © Reuters

SHANGHAI -- One of China's COVID-19 vaccines gained crucial recognition Friday, nearly one year after its debut, as the World Health Organization approved the shot for emergency use.

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