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According to the China CDC, the country saw no sudden spikes in measles last year, as f
ewer than 4,000 cases were recorded and only one patient died from it, compared with nearly 9 million measles cases annually at its peak in the 1950s.
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at public health workers in China can draw lessons from the recent measles outbreaks around the globe and continue to boost national immunization coverage.
“In China, there is room to improve in terms of rounding up the domestic immunization program and further improving the vaccination rate,” Wang said.
上海品茶微信Public health experts in China have underscored their confidence in the safety and efficacy of domestic vaccines and called for concerted efforts to eradicate vaccine-preventable diseases.
Gao Fu, head of the China CDC, reaffirmed that vaccines produced in China are among “the best in the world” and urged the public to maintain confidence in domestically produced vaccines.
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Compensation must be provided in cases of an adverse event leading to death, serious disability or o
rgan injury during or after vaccination, or when the possibility of an adverse event cannot be excluded, the draft says.
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dard vaccines, and stipulates a punitive compensation to those who sell or use substandard vaccines with knowledge, causin
g death or serious health consequences.
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t the strongest supervision, toughest penalties and accountability in the vaccine sector,” he said.
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“It is imperative for the whole society to restore public confidence in vaccines and the national immunization program,” he said.
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Jim O’Neill, chair of the international think tank Chatham House and former chief econom
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e founding of the People’s Republic of China and the second China-UK Economic and Trade Forum in London.
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South Africa was added to the group nine years later, making it BRICS.
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His opinion is that the ongoing trade dispute with the Un
ited States is not the most important challenge the country currently faces.
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ibutor to the economic growth slowdown, and tackle environmental issues and population control in urban areas.
O’Neill is a former British commercial secretary to the Treasury. He said the Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, initiated six ye
ars ago, will play a “hugely important” role in global trade, which has been buffeted by rising protectionism and unilateralism.
The BRI aims to build the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and deliver policies, infra
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“If it can be implemented collectively, it can transform the trade pattern in Asia, p
articularly between China and India, two of the major BRICS countries,” he added.