A study of a small Brazilian town vaccinated with the shot made by Sinovac Biotech showed it can control Covid-19 outbreaks more effectively than expected from clinical testing, giving another boost to the Chinese-made inoculation that is relied on by dozens of developing countries.         

While neighbouring cities were being hit hard by the pandemic, Serrana, a town of 45,000 people where the study was carried out by the Sao Paulo state government, saw deaths fall by 95% in the five weeks right after the mass vaccination was completed. Symptomatic cases dropped 80% and hospitalisations by 86%...

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