Tianjin Power Construction’s expatriates exposed that they were still infected in Serbia after being injected with the COVID-19 vaccine.
A large number of foreign employees of a central government enterprise have recently been diagnosed with a novel Coronavirus. In addition to the 47 Chinese workers reported earlier in Uganda, the BBC found similar cases in Angola and Serbia, where the number of infected people could be in the hundreds. It is believed that these workers have been vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine of sinopac, a state-owned enterprise, before going abroad. The Chinese government has been quick to suppress news and has tried to turn this serious scientific issue into a political one. Recently, China pushed for the development of COVID-19 vaccine in many Countries in the Middle East.
Four days ago, at least 17 Chinese people were reported to have been infected, 16 of whom were employees of a state-owned Chinese company in lunda norte province, according to Mr Zhang, an angolan chinese-speaking media person who spoke on WeChat. In addition, the infected Chinese have been vaccinated with sinopharm vaccine according to the official arrangement before going abroad.
A Chinese woman in Angola, who was first contacted by THE BBC, confirmed that the incident was true, but what the outside world can see now may be just the tip of the iceberg. She added that many infected Chinese are in poor economic condition and are discriminated against by their compatriots, which makes the situation worse.
“In general, people who come from China get it,” Ms. You said. “I’ve actually heard of several cases recently where people got it in China and got it here.” But they did not dare to say a word. They did not dare to report, but they found very little. Because after he declared, sometimes he would say so, and people around him would be afraid of him and dare not contact with him. Then, chinese-funded hospitals, when they heard it was a new crown, did not receive treatment.
Ms. You also pointed out that if infected Chinese turn to the Angolan medical team for help, they cannot get any practical help except for some verbal suggestions. As for the local Chinese embassy, the current version of the incident is that the parties did not strictly abide by the vaccination rules and procedures, which made the vaccine ineffective. Questions about the effectiveness of the vaccine are largely unspoken.
Almost at the same time, reports from Serbia indicated that about 300 of the more than 400 employees in a project department at the Tianjin Electric Power Construction Company in Pancevo, Serbia, had been confirmed. These included a large number of Chinese employees who had been vaccinated against the COVID-19 vaccine but were still infected.
Tianjin Power Construction has remained silent. Several calls to the company have been rejected, and its official website and many web pages related to the company’s Projects in Serbia have been deleted.
But Mr. Li of binzhou labor service director that recruits labor personnel for Tianjin Power Construction company confirms, the worker that this company sends abroad needs to vaccinate domestic vaccine really first.
Binzhou Labor Services Director Li: the company arrangement, have to play. The company is unified, or not let out. But their area is different, where fight, not necessarily.
The head of Another company, Bolong, which has also recruited staff for Tianjin Power Construction, also confirmed that since June, employees on the payroll of state-owned enterprises and migrant workers recruited abroad have had to be vaccinated before going abroad.
Bolong labor said: before leaving to take COVID-19 vaccine, all have a gathering place, at that place. It’s usually a shot, the domestic COVID-19.
So far, sinopharm has not responded to a reporter’s request for an interview.
As of press time, we have not been able to contact Chinese workers in Angola or Serbia with confirmed COVID-19 cases or confirm their vaccinations.
Ren Ruihong, former head of China’s Red Cross major disease relief program, told the BBC that Chinese expatriates were injected with the COVID-19 vaccine from around July. However, several vaccines currently under development in China are “inactivated vaccines” with low technical content, relatively high production difficulty and risk, and their clinical trial data have been questioned. She was not surprised by the adverse consequences of domestic vaccines.
Ren Ruihong said: I know that the vaccine should be “national medicine”, since July began to play. Because what they’re working on right now are “inactivated vaccines,” and they’re in phase III clinical trials in the UNITED Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco. “Inactivated” is the most traditional method of vaccine preparation, with the lowest technical content. In fact, the production of “inactivated vaccines” is dangerous and relatively ineffective. For example, the Pfizer and Modena mRNA vaccine, it’s actually very high technology, but once it’s developed, the whole manufacturing process is relatively safer than that one, and the production will be stable.
Since the outbreak, there has been an intense vaccine race among several countries that have the capacity to develop the vaccine. Chinese communist Party officials began mass vaccinations in key populations five months ago, without rigorous safety tests. With the success of Pfizer and Modena, Communist party officials are once again speeding up the launch of these vaccines. But in the face of the outside world’s doubts, the authorities have used Hu Xijin, Zhong Nanshan and others to force their so-called domestic vaccine results to defend.