COVID-19: Criminals could target vaccine supply chains or create counterfeits, warns Interpol | World news


Organized crime gangs could steal COVID-19 vaccines or create their own fake versions to profit from the pandemic, Interpol warned.

Global law enforcement agency said criminals could target supply chains or sell fake COVID-19[feminine[feminine jabs online when more vaccines are approved internationally.

It launched a global alert to law enforcement in its 194 member countries, warning them to be vigilant.

“As governments prepare to deploy vaccines, criminal organizations plan to infiltrate or disrupt supply chains.

“Criminal networks will also target unsuspecting members of the public through bogus websites and fake medicine, which could pose a significant risk to their health and even their lives,” said Interpol General Secretary Juergen Stock.

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Interpol also said the gangs could try to profit from the fake coronavirus of test kits and advised consumers to do their research.

There is more of 170 vaccines against the coronavirus in development around the world, but there are a handful of pioneers who are in the final stages of testing and may soon become available.

The UK became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to use, with injections scheduled starting next week.

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A spokesperson for Pfizer said the company has taken strict measures to protect vaccines during transport.

A UK / Swedish group from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca has also submitted their vaccine for approval in the UK.

Meanwhile, scientists at US company Moderna are seeking approval from US and EU regulators to allow emergency use of their jab.

Russia has announced that it will begin large-scale vaccinations with its vaccine called Sputnik V next week, and the Chinese military has approved another made by CanSino Biologics.

Experts have agreed that several vaccine candidates must be successful for the world to eradicate the pandemic, with cases on the rise in the United States and Europe.


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