There is a rush on in China to produce a vaccine. Brand new facilities have been built in the last couple of month to achieve this. There is no doubt that with the size of the population there is great pressure to achieve this objective as fast as possible. However, there is another aspect which the Chinese culture pays attention to. The saving of face as they are looked upon as the originators of this virus that has affected the world. It has also been responsible for too many lives lost. The president is keen that a vaccine is made available to show China’s prowess in the field of medicine.
He is most keen to offer the vaccine to countries aligned to China and be seen to help people in this regard. So apart from national security, there are many more factors at play. These also include the health security of the world