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Coronavirus

China's Sinovac to crank up vaccine output for foreign demand

Pharma company is integral to Beijing's medical diplomacy

Sinovac built its new Beijing vaccine production site in just four months.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China's Sinovac Biotech is prepared to rapidly increase output of its coronavirus vaccine candidate in response to demand overseas, the head of the pharmaceutical maker said Thursday,

Sinovac just completed a plant in Beijing in July capable of producing 300 million doses of a vaccine yearly. Construction took roughly four months. The company opened the plant to foreign media for the first time Thursday.

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