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China starts building COVID-19 vaccine production facility

China started the construction on Monday of a plant for manufacturing an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, with production operations due to begin in eight months, according to local authorities. The facility in the city of Yuxi, in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, is…
Society

SpaceX sends to space spy satellite

SpaceX today sent the Falcon 9 rocket into space with a National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, marking its last launch in 2020 The mission, designated NROL-108 and canceled on Thursday due to a technical failure, was…
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US authorizes Moderna as second Covid-19 vaccine

The United States on Friday authorized Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use, as the country grapples with a brutal winter surge that is killing over 2,500 people a day. The US is the first nation to authorize the two-dose regimen, now the second vaccine to…
ChinaEconomy

Milk tea shop accused of paying people to queue

An investigation is underway after a milk tea shop in downtown Shanghai’s Huangpu District was alleged to have been paying people to queue up, giving the impression that business was booming in an effort to attract franchisees. The shop in the People’s Square…
ChinaSociety

Innovative social governance taking shape in Shanghai's outskirts

A coastal town on the city’s southern outskirts has launched an “early warning” mechanism to encourage people to properly raise their pets for the safety of others. Haiwan in Fengxian District, the city’s southernmost town near Hangzhou Bay, officially released…
SocietyWorld

December 27 starts vaccination in the European Union

The German Health Minister announced the date for the start of the vaccination campaign in the 27 countries. Von der Leyen has already confirmed via Twitter European Union states are planning to start vaccination against covid-19 from December 27th. He was assured by Jens…
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China's rules get tougher for international flights

China’s civil aviation regulator released tougher criteria for suspension of international flights on Wednesday to further curb imported COVID-19 cases. If five passengers on a flight test positive, flights will be suspended for two weeks, rather than the week in the…
BrazilSociety

"I'm not going to get a vaccine, period," says Bolsonaro

President Jair Bolsonaro said in an interview with Urgent Brazil that he will give the green light to the purchase and application of all vaccines against the new coronavirus that are authorized by Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency), but that he will not…