Coronavirus

Philippines approves Sinovac vaccine but roll-out stalls on Western drug makers’ liability fears

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The Philippines on Monday approved China’s Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, making it the third shot to be cleared for emergency use, but the country is no closer to inoculating its population of 109 million because of a new hitch: the Western makers of the other approved vaccines now want indemnification clauses included in their sales agreements with Manila, fearful of suffering the same fate as the French drug company Sanofi.Three top Sanofi executives were ordered arrested by a Quezon City…

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