Tag: Wuhan

COVID: vaccine boosters are likely to increase protection against variants – new research

How well do vaccines protect against the new variants of the coronavirus? This is a question we – a group of scientists and doctors in...

Covid origins mirror SARS’s genesis in animals, study finds

Early Covid-19 cases traced to markets in Wuhan, China, mirror the initial spread of SARS 17 years earlier, scientists said in a paper that concludes...

Delta variant’s ability to evade antibodies could be the cause of some Covid reinfections

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 19, 2021) AHMEDABAD: Rajesh Bhatt, Ahmedabad chief fire officer, bucked the general perception that if you get infected...

Top researchers are calling for a real investigation into the origin of covid-19

The letter, which was organized by the Stanford University microbiologist David Relman and the University of Washington virologist Jesse Bloom, takes aim at a recent...

China silent on permitting return of Indian, international students

China on Tuesday gave no timeline and continued to be ambivalent about permitting thousands of Indian and overseas students studying in Chinese universities to return...

How experts will hunt for COVID origins in China

After a two-week quarantine, the real work can begin. Maybe. A World Health Organization team of researchers has emerged from their hotel for the first...

25 days that changed the world: How COVID-19 slipped China’s grasp

The most famous doctor in China was on an urgent mission. Celebrated as the hero who helped uncover the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic, or...

Chinese citizen journalist sentenced to 4 years for COVID reporting

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a citizen journalist who documented the early days of the coronavirus outbreak to four years in prison, sending a...

Biden’s Pick to Head CDC Welcomed by Public Health Experts

Experts in public health offered quick praise for President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of a noted HIV expert to lead the Centers for Disease Control and...

19 flyers on Air India’s Delhi-Wuhan flight test Covid positive on arrival at Wuhan | India News

NEW DELHI: Nineteen passengers of Air India’s Delhi-Wuhan Air India flight tested Covid positive on arrival in the origin city of the global pandemic last...

How China brought nearly 200 million students back to school amid Covid

By Javier C. Hernández Under bright blue skies, nearly 2,000 students gathered this month for the start of school at Hanyang No. 1 High School...

china vaccine: China shows off Covid-19 vaccines for the first time, makers stay hopeful

Beijing: China has put its homegrown coronavirus vaccines on display for the first time, as the country where the contagion was discovered looks to shape...

Diversifying supply chains: Apple vendor eyes production shift to India

(This story originally appeared in on Aug 02, 2020) NEW DELHI: In a major relocation from China as part of global business’ effort for derisking...

Escalating feud: United States, China consulate closures deal losses to both nations

WASHINGTON: In shutting each other’s consulates, the United States and China have done more than strike symbolic blows in their escalating feud. They’ve also dimmed...

China’s factory activity likely slowed in June on subdued global demand

BEIJING: China‘s factory activity likely grew for the fourth month June but the pace may be waning, as global demand stayed subdued while a fresh...

Gloves off: Analyse cause of pandemic, says India | India News

NEW DELHI: Stepping up the pressure on China, India has called for a global effort to analyse the “causes and drivers of the Covid-19 pandemic”...

China observes International Yoga Day with low-key events due to Covid-19, standoff with India | India News

BEIJING: The International Yoga Day was celebrated in China on Sunday with low-key events owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the military standoff at the...

China begins evacuation of its nationals from India

BEIJING: China began evacuating hundreds of its nationals from India starting from Monday due to the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country, the official media...

Situation at Sino-India border stable, no need for ‘third party’ intervention: China | India News

BEIJING: China on Wednesday emphasised that there was no need for the intervention of a “third party” to resolve its current standoff with India as...

Wuhan lab had three live bat coronaviruses: Chinese state media

BEIJING: The Chinese virology institute in the city where COVID-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site, but none match the new...

COVID-19: India surpasses China tally with 85,000 confirmed cases; Bihar, Karnataka, J&K cross 1k mark

The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 85,000 on Friday with more people testing positive for the deadly virus infection from Kashmir to Kerala...

Coronavirus outbreak: US senator unveils 18-point plan to hold China accountable for coronavirus outbreak

WASHINGTON: A top US senator has unveiled an 18-point plan, including enhancing military ties with India, to hold the Chinese government accountable for its “lies,...

As new clusters emerge, WHO warns virus may be here to stay

New coronavirus clusters have surfaced around the world as nations struggle to balance reopening economies and preventing a second wave of infections, while a top...

us cases: Asia coronavirus cases hit 250,000 but pace much slower than U.S., Europe

SYDNEY: Coronavirus cases in Asia rose to a quarter of a million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, driven by outbreaks in Singapore, Pakistan...

View: Covid – Is not China legally accountable to the world?

By S Ganesh President Trump has unequivocally declared the Covid Virus to be a Chinese virus. He was unfazed by the furious Chinese response and...