More than 150 nations have joined global vaccine alliance
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
While Taiwanese scientists would continue to develop vaccines of their own, it was important for the country to have access to a fair supply of vaccines internationally, CNA quoted Chen, who also serves as minister of health and welfare, as saying.
He added that he had asked attorneys to negotiate a deal with COVAX which would result in the fairest possible formula for Taiwan to acquire the coronavirus vaccines.
Chen pointed out how in the past, it might have taken 10 years to develop a workable vaccine, but in this case, one year would be enough, though the authorities still had to consider safety and side effects. [FULL STORY]