The Download: organs on demand, and covid scams in China

Right now, China is consumed by an unprecedented surge of covid infections. The nation’s healthcare system is stretched skinny, covid remedies are in excessive demand, and many individuals are fearful about themselves and their family members. 

It’s towards this backdrop that scammers are discovering new alternatives. They’re benefiting from this wave of tension and worry in China by claiming on social media to promote covid remedies—significantly Paxlovid, the Pfizer-developed remedy that has been the simplest in stopping extreme covid signs. 

Demand for the drug has soared since authorities relaxed the nation’s harsh zero-covid insurance policies, and scammers are reaping the advantages. Read the full story.

—Zeyi Yang

Zeyi’s story is from China Report, his weekly publication shining a lightweight on every little thing that’s occurring in China. Sign up to obtain it in your inbox each Tuesday.

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