• Mainland China reports 11 new COVID-19 cases versus 20 a day earlier

    11 days ago - By China Travel & Tourism News

    Mainland China reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 14, down from 20 a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Thursday. The National Health Commission said 10 of the cases were imported infections originating from overseas, compared with 14 a day earlier. One new local infection was reported in Qingdao, where the city government is seeking to test every person this week due to recent cases linked to a hospital treating imported infections. The commission also reported 23 new asymptomatic cases, up from 18 a day earlier. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in...
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  • The WHO says healthy young people may not receive a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022

    The WHO says healthy young people may not receive a COVID-19 vaccine until 2022

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan.
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    Healthy young people might not receive the coronavirus vaccination until 2022, the World Health Organization has said.
    The WHO's chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said Wednesday that she hoped at least one COVID-19 vaccine would be approved by 2021, but that it would likely be available in "limited quantities."
    Public health officials will focus on vaccinating the elderly and other vulnerable groups first.
    "There will be a lot of guidance coming out, but I think an average person, a...
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  • A Chinese state-owned company is reportedly giving free shots of its unproven COVID-19 vaccine to students going abroad

    11 days ago - By Business Insider

    A coronavirus vaccine candidate from China National Biotec Group seen during the 2020 China International Fair in Beijing, China, on September 5, 2020.
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    A state-owned Chinese company is giving away doses of its unproven COVID-19 vaccines to students going abroad, according to The Wall Street Journal .
    The distribution of two trial vaccines from China National Biotec Group is taking place outside clinical trials, the newspaper reported.
    In July, China approved the two trial vaccines for emergency use on frontline medics, teachers, and customs officials.
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