EU slams ‘manipulation’ of vaccine information by China, Russia, Well being Information, ET HealthWorld

EU slams 'manipulation' of vaccine info by China, RussiaBeijing and Moscow have stepped up “state-sponsored disinformation” campaigns denigrating Western-developed vaccines in opposition to Covid whereas selling their very own, the EU mentioned on Wednesday.

“The so-called ‘vaccine diplomacy’ follows a zero-sum sport logic” that seeks to “undermine belief in Western-made vaccines, EU establishments and Western/European vaccination methods,” mentioned a report from the EU’s overseas service, the European Exterior Motion Service (EEAS).

Since December, Russian media, authorities and state firms have united behind pushing the Sputnik V vaccine whereas utilizing “antagonistic messaging” to accuse the EU of “sabotaging” the Russian jab, the report mentioned.

“Professional-Kremlin media retailers, together with the official Sputnik V Twitter account, have sought to undermine public belief within the European Medicines Company (EMA) and solid doubt on its procedures and political impartiality.”

The report mentioned that state-backed media had tried to “sow confusion” over an utility for advertising and marketing approval by the Russian Sputnik

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