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Brazil's Medical Experts Worry Politics Is Hampering Vaccine Progress


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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