[Report from this newspaper] The Ministry of Public Security of China announced the launch of a special campaign to prevent vaccine-related crimes, and revealed that the police in Jiangsu and other places have successfully cracked large cases of manufacturing and selling fake new crown vaccines, smashed factories producing fake vaccines, arrested more than 80 people involved in the case, and detained counterfeit products. There are more than 3000 new crown vaccines.This is the first time a counterfeit new crown vaccine has been seized in the Mainland.A source confirmed to this newspaper that the fake vaccine seized was the Sinopharm China Bio-New Crown Inactivated Vaccine "Aikevi", which is currently the only new coronavirus vaccine approved for marketing in the Mainland.
The Ministry of Public Security reported that cases involving counterfeit new crown vaccinesBeijingPolice in Shandong and other places cracked down under the unified deployment of the Ministry of Public Security.After interrogation, it was found that since September 2020, the suspects named Kong and others, for profiteering, processed the fake new crown vaccine by injecting physiological saline into the prefilled syringe assembly, and sold it at a higher price.It is also said that the flow of the fake new crown vaccine has been ascertained, the counterfeit factory involved has been destroyed by the police, more than 9 suspects have been arrested, and more than 80 counterfeit new crown vaccines have been seized at the scene.
"EcoVision" was approved for emergency use in 9 countries
A source with knowledge of the case confirmed to this newspaper that the fake vaccine seized was a counterfeit "Aikewei" new crown vaccine produced by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products of Sinopharm Group.According to the source, in November last year, the Kunshan police in Jiangsu Province intercepted a man in an underground parking lot based on clues, and found evidence of the case in the trolley suitcase carried by the man.The local police interrogated the suspect and initially found out the area covered by the fake new crown vaccine.After a unified deployment by the Ministry of Public Security, the counterfeit factory was eventually seized and destroyed in Shandong.
The "Aikevi" inactivated new crown vaccine produced by the Beijing Institute of Biological Products of Sinopharm Group is currently the only new crown vaccine approved for marketing in the Mainland.The vaccine was previously launched in Phase III clinical trials in the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Peru, Argentina, Morocco and other countries. Except for China, it has been approved for emergency use in 9 countries, and has been approved for registration and marketing in 2 countries.
Someone peddled fake Kexing vaccines on WeChat last year
In August last year, someone from the Mainland asked for 8 yuan (about 498 Hong Kong dollars) per dose in WeChat Moments to sell the "Kierlaifu" new crown vaccine produced by Beijing Kexing Zhongwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd. and Sinopharm Wuhan Biological Products The new crown vaccine produced by the research institute.At that time, the mainland did not start to vaccinate the 597 first-line risk groups.Beijing Kexing Zhongwei Biotechnology Co., Ltd. and the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products of Sinopharm Group issued statements one after another, saying that the relevant vaccine has not yet been approved for listing and calling on the public not to be fooled.The aforementioned notification shows that the Ministry of Public Security has recently deployed public security agencies across the country to carry out special operations to crack down and prevent vaccine-related crimes in accordance with the law, proactively investigate and severely crack down on the manufacture and sale of counterfeit products, illegal operations, and smuggling of vaccines in accordance with the law. Vaccines are used for fraud and other crimes.In April last year, the Ministry of Public Security required police at all levels to crack down on crimes in the food, medicine and intellectual property fields to ensure that work and production resume during the epidemic prevention and control period, and introduced ten measures to severely crack down on crimes in the drug field in accordance with the law, focusing on the production and sale of counterfeit and shoddy new crowns. Criminal activities such as pneumonia vaccines, anti-epidemic drugs, virus detection reagents, masks, disinfectants, protective clothing and other protective materials and medical equipment.
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