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CHINA

90,435

Total Cases

4,636

Total Deaths

85,506

Total Recovered

293

Total Active Cases

0

New Deaths

+9

New Cases


via cnn03/31/2021

The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines: Live updates - CNN

It was supposed to offer insight into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic. But since its release on Tuesday, the long-awaited World Health Organization investigation has drawn criticism from governments around the world over accusations it is incomplete and lacks transparency.

via nytimes03/31/2021

Covid-19: U.S. Vaccine Confidence Rises Though Skeptics Remain, Survey Says - The New York Times

As eligibility expands to all adults in many states, a new poll shows an increase in Americans who want to get a shot. Chile’s surge in cases, even as more than a third of the population has received at least the first dose of a vaccine, serves as a cautionary tale for other nations.

via voanews03/29/2021

WHO Report: COVID-19 Likely First Jumped Into Humans from Animals - Voice of America

A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely unlikely," according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new insight into how the virus first emerged and leave many questions unanswered.

via fox1703/29/2021

U.S. lawmaker files bill calling on China to reimburse U.S. for funds used fighting COVID - WZTV

A U. S. lawmaker has filed legislation calling for China to reimburse the United States government for funds the U. S. has used to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Representative Gregory W. Steube (R-FL-17) filed H. R. 2272 on Friday, the resolution calling on the President to develop a plan for seeking reimbursement from the People's Republic of China.


via economictimes.indiatimes03/29/2021

WHO-China study says animals likely source of Covid-19 - Economic Times

A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is "extremely unlikely," according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.

via yahoo03/29/2021

China reports 15 new COVID-19 cases vs 8 a day earlier - Yahoo News

China reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland for March 28, up from eight a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said all the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 18 from 19 a day earlier.

via finance.yahoo03/26/2021

China's Beijing offers home-made coronavirus vaccines to foreigners - Yahoo Finance

China's capital of Beijing has started offering domestically developed COVID-19 vaccines to foreigners, the city's foreign affairs office said on Friday. Foreigners without the city-backed insurance scheme will pay 93.5 yuan ($14.29) per dose for the two shot-based regimen, while vaccination would be free for those covered by the insurance. In its notice on social media, the city did not identify the vaccines to be given to non-Chinese, but said they would make use of "inactivated" coronavirus, killed to ensure it cannot infect people but can trigger immune response.

via waow03/31/2021

The Latest: Sri Lanka gets donated vaccine doses from China - WAOW

BEIJING — Chinese health officials are pushing to expand the search for the origins of the coronavirus beyond China, one day after the release of a closely watched World Health Organization report on the issue. They also are rejecting criticism that China didn’t give the international experts on the WHO team access to enough data

via finance.yahoo03/31/2021

Chinese city on Myanmar border will impose exit restrictions after COVID-19 cases - Yahoo Finance

Ruili in southwestern China on the border with Myanmar will screen people and vehicles trying to leave the city and will only allow those with a negative nucleic acid COVID-19 test within the past 72 hours to depart. The Communist Party of Yunnan province, where Ruili is located, said on its Weibo social media account that people and vehicles trying to enter the city will be advised to turn back.


via nytimes03/29/2021

Covid-19 Live Updates: Moderna and Pfizer Vaccine News, Variants and Cases - The New York Times

The president’s call comes hours after the C.D.C. director warned of an “impending doom” of possible virus spread. The Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are very effective against infections, the C.D.C. said. A W.H.O. report suggests that bats were the source of the coronavirus.

via precisionvaccinations03/29/2021

China Biotech to Produce Russian COVID-19 Vaccine - PrecisionVaccinations

One of China's leading biotechnology companies, Shenzhen Yuanxing Gene-tech Co., Ltd., announced an agreement with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on March 29, 2021, to produce more than 60 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine. Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) is an adenoviral-based vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The two-dose Sputnik V vaccine uses a weakened virus to deliver small parts of a pathogen and stimulate an immune response.

via voanews03/29/2021

AP Exclusive: Joint WHO-China Study Reveals COVID Likely' Transmitted from Bats to Human Through Other Animals - Voice of America

A draft copy of a joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 concluded that the “transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario” for the emergence of the virus, according to the Associated Press.   A lab leak of the virus to the public was deemed “extremely unlikely” by the joint investigation, the AP said.   The study also revealed that minks and cats “are susceptible to the COVID virus, which suggests they could also be carriers.”   A Geneva-based diplomat from a WHO-member country shared the study that “appeared to be a near-final version

via channel300003/28/2021

Blinken suggests US won't take punitive action against China over coronavirus outbreak - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a press briefing at the end of a NATO Foreign Ministers' meeting at the Alliance's headquarters in Brussels on March 24, 2021. - The foreign ministers met in person for the first time in more than a year. They prepared for an upcoming summit by discussing a set of proposals to reform the...

via eurekalert.org03/26/2021

X-rays combined with AI offer fast diagnostic tool in detecting COVID-19 - EurekAlert

X-rays, first used clinically in the late 1890s, could be a leading-edge diagnostic tool for COVID-19 patients with the help of artificial intelligence, according to a team of researchers in Brazil who taught a computer program, through various machine learning methods, to detect COVID-19 in chest X-rays with 95.6 to 98.5% accuracy.


via finance.yahoo03/31/2021

China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases, including 6 local infections - Yahoo Finance

China reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on March 30, up from eight a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Wednesday. The National Health Commission said in a statement that six of the new cases were local infections reported in southwestern Yunnan province, the most since six cases reported on Feb. 5. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to eight from six a day earlier.

via lampasasdispatchrecord03/29/2021

China must come clean on COVID | Lampasas Dispatch Record - Lampasas Dispatch Record

If a plane goes down, there has to be an investigation. Otherwise, no one would feel safe flying again. But a virus from China has killed 540,000 people in our country so far -- equal to 2,000 jumbo jet crashes -- and the Biden administration is doing nothing to get to the bottom of it.

via globaltimes.cn03/29/2021

China's electron beam tech to inactivate coronavirus passes scientific review - Global Times

China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN), together with other scientific research units, announced on Monday that the project using electron beams to inactivate novel coronavirus on cold chain food packaging has passed a scientific review by an expert group, and that development of the first set of application equipment in China has been completed.

via voanews03/29/2021

COVID 'Likely' Transmitted from Bats to Humans Through Other Animals, Study Reveals - Voice of America

A draft copy of a joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 concluded that the “transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario” for the emergence of the virus, according to the Associated Press.   A lab leak of the virus to the public was deemed “extremely unlikely” by the joint investigation, the AP said.   The study also revealed that minks and cats “are susceptible to the COVID virus, which suggests they could also be carriers.”   A Geneva-based diplomat from a WHO-member country shared the study that “appeared to be a near-final version

via finance.yahoo03/29/2021

China reports 15 new COVID-19 cases vs 8 a day earlier - Yahoo Finance

China reported 15 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland for March 28, up from eight a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Monday. The National Health Commission, in a statement, said all the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 18 from 19 a day earlier.

via finance.yahoo03/28/2021

UPDATE 1-El Salvador acquires 2 mln COVID-19 vaccines from China - Yahoo Finance

El Salvador's president Nayib Bukele said on Saturday that 1 million Sinovac vaccines against COVID-19 would arrive in the Central American country early on Sunday, the latest assistance against the pandemic to reach Latin America from China. Writing on Twitter, Bukele said the shots were part of a 2 million vaccine purchase El Salvador made with Sinovac, and that the first 1 million were already en route from China. Bukele thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese ambassador to El Salvador, Ou Jianhong, for their help in enabling the acquisition to come about.