Tag Archives: China

BioNTech, through Fosun deal, pledges 100M coronavirus vaccine doses for China

[ad_1] Pfizer and its German mRNA partner BioNTech have started racking up authorizations for their COVID-19 vaccine, with shots already going into patients’ arms in countries like the U.K. and the U.S. Now, BioNTech has struck a deal to supply initial doses in China, where the vaccine is currently in mid-stage testing.  BioNTech, …

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WHO research team expected to travel to Wuhan to investigate coronavirus origin | World news

[ad_1] A World Health Organization research mission to China is expected to arrive in Wuhan next month to investigate how the novel coronavirus jumped from animals to humans, and whether it emerged earlier or in a different place than originally thought. Fabian Leendertz, a biologist at Germany’s Robert Koch Institute …

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5 things to know for December 15: Covid-19, White House, stimulus, China, Turkey

Hear from New York doctor after receiving Covid-19 vaccine

[ad_1] Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Coronavirus  2. White House transition  As expected, President-elect Joe Biden was declared the …

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Sinopharm: Bahrain approves Chinese coronavirus vaccine, after Peru suspends trial

[ad_1] A statement by the National Health Regulatory Authority on Sunday did not specify which vaccine of two being developed by Sinopharm had been given approval, but cited data from Phase 3 clinical trials that showed an 86% efficacy rate and said Bahrain had participated. Bahrain’s Ministry of Health said …

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China reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, monitoring tourist spot Hainan

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) -China reported 24 new coronavirus cases in the mainland on Sunday, up from 13 cases a day earlier, while the authorities were monitoring possible contacts in the domestic tourism hotspot of Hainan. There were five local cases and 19 imported infections on Saturday, according to a statement …

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Origin story: what do we know now about where coronavirus came from? | World news

[ad_1] Maria van Kerkhove was staying with her sister in the US for the Christmas holidays, but checking her emails. As always. Every day there are signals of potential trouble, said the World Health Organization virologist who was to become a household name and face within weeks. “There’s always something …

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China’s coronavirus-free ‘Hawaii’ chases local tourist dollars with a vengeance

[ad_1] SANYA, China – Millions of domestic tourists are descending on China’s southernmost island province of Hainan, presenting a surreal contrast with grim hospital scenes, shuttered restaurants and stifling home quarantine elsewhere in a virus-ravaged world. Known at home as the “Hawaii of China,” the island, about the size of …

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China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese city of Jinan said over the weekend it had found coronavirus on beef and tripe and their packaging from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand, while two other provincial capitals detected it on packaging on pork from Argentina. China is ramping up testing on frozen …

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Moderna vaccine news in focus

[ad_1] LONDON — European stocks closed higher on Monday as hopes for an effective coronavirus vaccine were further boosted by positive news from Moderna. The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed up by 1.3% provisionally, with oil and gas stocks jumping 4.2% to lead gains as almost all sectors and major bourses …

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China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – The Chinese city of Jinan said over the weekend it had found coronavirus on beef and tripe and their packaging from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand, while two other provincial capitals detected it on packaging on pork from Argentina. China is ramping up testing on frozen …

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