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China-made coronavirus vaccine at heart of political showdown in Brazil

Brazil has become a battleground as political factions jostle over which Covid-19 vaccine to roll out for its 212 million citizens – a decision that will have implications for the entire Latin American region.Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree in August to set aside US$356 million to buy and eventually produce 100 million doses of the vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.Meanwhile, Joao Doria, governor of Brazil’s richest state,…

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