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A Chinese editor has been removed from his post after his newspaper exposed how shoddy handling of vaccines led to deaths and serious illnesses in Shanxi province.
The vaccines had been deliberately left unrefrigerated to prevent stickers from peeling off. Ironically, the stickers displayed the government’s quality assurance.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald:
“[The] report created an immediate stir across China but within hours had been downplayed on websites and other media outlets following orders from the Propaganda Department.”