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WHO experts want 'more data' from China on possible early Covid cases

China to offer COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as three

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain China has approved the emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine for those as young as three, the drugmaker confirmed Tuesday, making it the first country to offer jabs to young children. Since the coronavirus first emerged in central China, Beijing has mostly managed to bring the country’s outbreak under control, and …

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Mounting pressure on China about Covid ‘lab leak’ could backfire

Mounting pressure on China about Covid ‘lab leak’ could backfire

President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to determine whether the Covid virus, or a near ancestor, emerged from a cave, a live-animal market, a farm — or a secretive Chinese laboratory. But it’s doubtful this probe will yield definitive insights, and it could even backfire. Some experts hypothesize that global pressure could prompt …

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Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Image Credit: Claudio Zaccherini / Shutterstock

First human case of H10N3 influenza reported in Jiangsu, China

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread and wreak havoc globally, another health threat emerged in China. The country has reported its first confirmed case of the rare H10N3 bird flu in a patient admitted to the hospital in April 2021 in Zhenjiang, China. Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. Image Credit: Claudio Zaccherini / Shutterstock …

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Release medical records of bat cave patients, Fauci urges China: FT

Release medical records of bat cave patients, Fauci urges China: FT

The Wuhan Institute of Virology is at the center of theories that Covid-19 leaked from a lab. Top US scientist Anthony Fauci has urged China to release the medical records of nine people who fell sick with a coronavirus-like illness prior to the outbreak, saying they could provide insights into whether the pandemic came from …

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China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain

China confirms first human case of H10N3 bird flu strain

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain China reported the world’s first human infection of the H10N3 bird flu strain on Tuesday but said the risk of it spreading widely among people was low. A 41-year-old man was admitted to hospital with fever symptoms in the eastern city of Zhenjiang on April 28 and was diagnosed with H10N3 …

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Serbia to impose weekend curbs after virus surge

Neighbourhood in south China under lockdown after fresh virus outbreak

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A neighbourhood in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has been locked down as officials rush to quell an uptick in cases in the area. The industrial hub north of Hong Kong home to nearly 15 million people has reported 20 new cases of the coronavirus in the past week. A …

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China makes remarkable progress in reducing number of maternal and infant deaths

China makes remarkable progress in reducing number of maternal and infant deaths

China has made remarkable gains in reducing the number of women who die during childbirth and boosting child survival rates over the past 70 years, according to new review. The Lancet report brought together China’s health research institutions alongside its international colleagues from Australia, the UK and the US to review the country’s progress in …

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China rejects claim of illness at Wuhan lab in late 2019

China rejects claim of illness at Wuhan lab in late 2019

Credit: CC0 Public Domain China on Monday dismissed as “totally untrue” reports that three researchers in Wuhan went to hospital with an illness shortly before the coronavirus emerged in the city and spread around the globe. Since infecting its first victims in the central Chinese city in late 2019, the pathogen has afflicted almost every …

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Sao Paulo authorities plead with China to release vaccines

Sao Paulo authorities plead with China to release vaccines

A health worker gives a shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Sergio Quitanilla, 55, during a priority vaccination program for people with Down syndrome, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, May 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) Authorities in Brazil’s most populous state on Wednesday said they have mobilized to try to convince the Chinese government …

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China aims to vaccinate entire city in 5 days after outbreak

China aims to vaccinate entire city in 5 days after outbreak

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, residents wearing masks line up for COVID-19 vaccination at the Jingcheng Hospital in Ruili city in southwestern China’s Yunnan Province, April 1, 2021. The Chinese border city hit by a fresh outbreak of COVID-19 this week began a five-day drive Friday to vaccinate its entire population of …

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