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Chinese COVID vaccine finds few volunteers in Pakistani trial

Despite close ties with Beijing, conspiracy theories make many hesitate

Pakistan has selected five hospitals in three major cities for a clinical trial of a Chinese COVID-19 vaccine but so far is having trouble getting the expected 8,000 to 10,000 participants to sign up. (Source photos by Reuters)

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan, one of China's closest allies, has been struggling to find volunteers for its part of a multicountry Phase 3 clinical trial of a Chinese vaccine against the new coronavirus.

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