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Brazil's Medical Experts Worry Politics Is Hampering Vaccine Progress

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SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s decision to suspend trials of an advanced Chinese coronavirus vaccine has raised fears among doctors that politics will delay immunization efforts against a disease that has already claimed the lives of more than 160,000 Brazilians.

Anvisa, the country’s health authority, halted clinical trials Monday of the CoronaVac vaccine, citing a “severe adverse event” that occurred on Oct. 29. Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who has opposed the Chinese vaccine, took to Facebook to celebrate the move, calling it…

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