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Chinese Covid vaccines 'don't have high protection rates', official says
BBC, 12 Apr 2021
China's top disease control official has said the country's vaccines offer low protection against coronavirus, in a rare admission of weakness.
Gao Fu also said China was considering mixing vaccines as a way of boosting their effectiveness.
China has developed four different vaccines approved for public use, though some trials abroad had suggested efficacy as low as 50%.
Mr Gao later said his comments had been misinterpreted.
Beijing has insisted the jabs are effective and said in March that obtaining visas would be easier for foreigners who have received a Chinese vaccine.
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Biden urges people not to panic after Colonial Pipeline cyberattack
CBS, 14 May 2021
President Biden urged Americans on Thursday not to panic in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, which caused the company to temporarily shut down the nation's largest...
'Put aside your mask' if vaccinated and outside, says Fauci
Reuters, 14 May 2021
Top White House adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said that people who have received the COVID-19 vaccine do not need to wear a face mask outdoors, but should do so in crowded settings.
Familias dejan la ciudad por el campo en pandemia
AP, 14 May 2021
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NBC, 14 May 2021
The Colonial pipeline is back online after a ransomware attack, the CDC recommends the Pfizer Covid vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds, and Rep.
This state is offering $1 million lottery for vaccinated adults
FOX, 14 May 2021
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine explains why the state is incentivizing vaccinations with a $1 million lottery.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces extension of stay-at-home order | LIVE
CA, 13 May 2021
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday that the provincial stay-at-home order would be extended until at least June 2 in an effort to "save the summer." The order was orig...
Volunteers are filling the gaps in India’s fight against COVID-19 | COVID-19 Special
DW, 13 May 2021
As India records high daily death tolls, the second wave of the coronavirus has shown no sign of slowing down.
Israel does not rule out a ground offensive in Gaza
CNN, 13 May 2021
The worst violence in years between Israelis and Palestinians
Israel-Gaza: How can conflict de-escalate? night
BBC, 13 May 2021
Israel and Gaza see an escalation in tension that bring warnings of a full on war.
Biden encourages children to get vaccinated
AFP, 13 May 2021
US President Joe Biden encourages children aged 12-15 to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible, now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized the Pfizer...
Israel Police spokesman defends forced Palestinian expulsions
Al Jazeera, 13 May 2021
Although Sheikh Jarrah makes up just a tiny part of occupied East Jerusalem, the area is a major source of tension between Palestinians and Israelis.
Israeli-Palestinian violence rages as Israeli troops mass along border for possible ground operation
FRANCE24, 13 May 2021
The Israeli military is drafting plans for a possible ground operation into the Gaza Strip this Thursday as violence between the two sides escalates.
Nepal reports 9,305 new COVID 19 cases, 168 new deaths
CGTN, 13 May 2021
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-05-13/-Nepal-reports-9-305-new-COVID-19-cases-168-new-deaths-10eBS7uHfpe/index.html Nepal has reported almost 10,000 new cases and 168 ...
Israel-Gaza: 'Situation extremely tense' in Gaza - UN
Sky, 13 May 2021
Matthias Schmale is based at the United Nations headquarters in Gaza and tells Sky News he has been thrown out of bed during the night due to rockets landing in the area.
Number of marriages drops in China as more young people say no
SCMP, 13 May 2021
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for free here: https://sc.mp/subscribe-youtube High costs and changes to the perception of matrimony among young people have led to a decline in...
Scuffles at pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrations in New York City
RT, 13 May 2021
Amid the escalation in the Middle East, pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli marches in New York City have led to scuffles and arrests.
Israel: Communal violence erupts between Jewish and Arab Israelis in several cities
Telegraph, 13 May 2021
Israel's president Reuven Rivlin warned of a civil war between the country's Arabs and Jews as fury and fear over missile exchanges with Palestinian militants in Gaza ignited vi...
Telefonica CFO Abasolo on Football Rights, Earnings
Bloomberg, 13 May 2021
May.13 -- Telefonica SA CFO Laura Abasolo discusses first-quarter earnings, business in Latin America, and football broadcast rights.
Greensill: a tale of hubris, hype and greed Film
FT, 13 May 2021
The story of Greensill Capital's rise and fall has everything: investment banks, opaque finance, private jets, trophy mansions and the biggest British lobbying scandal in a gene...
Ellen DeGeneres announces her talkshow will end in 2022
Guardian, 13 May 2021
Ellen, the long-running US daytime television chatshow hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will end at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season.