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China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

China keeps virus at bay at high cost ahead of Olympics

In this May 2, 2021, file photo, a woman adjusts her face mask as she walks by a statue featuring the Beijing Winter Olympics figure skating on display at the Shougang Park in Beijing. China’s “zero tolerance” strategy of trying to isolate every case and stop transmission of the coronavirus has kept kept the country …

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China fully vaccinates more than 1 billion people

China fully vaccinates more than 1 billion people

China has fully vaccinated more than one billion people against the coronavirus—71 percent of its population. China has fully vaccinated more than one billion people against the coronavirus—71 percent of its population—official figures showed Thursday. The country where the virus was first detected has mostly curbed the virus within its borders, but is racing to …

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China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge

China imposes local lockdowns as COVID-19 cases surge

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a health worker collects swab sample from a resident during a mass COVID-19 test in Putian in southeast China’s Fujian province on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Putian, a city in southern China that is trying to contain a coronavirus outbreak told the public Sunday not to leave, …

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China races to squash new COVID-19 cluster among schoolchildren

China races to squash new COVID-19 cluster among schoolchildren

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Southern Chinese cities closed schools and ordered testing for millions on Tuesday in a race to curb a new COVID-19 outbreak which has sparked concerns over infections among unvaccinated schoolchildren. Putian, a city of 3.2 million in coastal Fujian province, ordered testing of all residents on Tuesday after Delta variant cases …

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China reports zero local virus cases as Delta outbreak retreats

China reports zero local virus cases as Delta outbreak retreats

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain China reported no new domestic coronavirus cases Monday, and Beijing appears poised to bring to heel the pandemic’s most serious resurgence in months—driven by the highly contagious Delta variant—with mass testing and targeted lockdowns. The latest outbreak, which began in mid-July when cleaners at a Nanjing airport tested positive, is the …

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Epidemiology study provides clues for designing new strategies to curb HIV-related mortality in China

Epidemiology study provides clues for designing new strategies to curb HIV-related mortality in China

In China, HIV-related deaths are on the rise, despite years of efforts by the government to control them. In an effort to overcome this, a new study published in Chinese Medical Journal dug deep into HIV-related data of nearly 30 years. The findings provide clues and trends that can help policymakers in designing further strategies …

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

WHO says confident China will cooperate on COVID origins probe

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Just days after Beijing rejected calls for a renewed probe into the origins of COVID-19, the World Health Organization said Wednesday it remained confident China would cooperate in the investigation. Pressure has again been mounting on Beijing to consider a fresh probe into the origins of a pandemic which has killed …

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China says bringing Delta-driven COVID outbreak under control

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Chinese health officials said Friday they were bringing the country’s worst COVID outbreak in months under control after new infections hit a seven-month high earlier this week. Multiple cluster outbreaks of the highly contagious Delta variant have spread to 48 cities in 18 provinces nationwide, infecting more than 1,282 people, officials …

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Documentary probing COVID source puts China lab back under spotlight

This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 — also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 — isolated from a patient in the US. Virus particles are shown emerging from the surface of cells cultured in the lab. The spikes on the outer edge of the virus particles give coronaviruses their name, crown-like. Credit: …

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WHO urges China to share raw data on early COVID cases

WHO urges China to share raw data on early COVID cases

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The WHO on Thursday urged China to share raw data from the earliest COVID-19 cases to advance the pandemic origins probe—and release data to address the lab leak theory. The World Health Organization urged all countries to depoliticise the search for the origins of the pandemic, which has killed at least …

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