Russia Registers First Covid-19 Vaccine as Trials Continue, Says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said Russia cleared the world’s first Covid-19 vaccine for use and hopes to begin mass inoculation soon, even before clinical testing has finished. “The first registration has taken place,” Putin said Tuesday at a televised government meeting, adding that one of his daughters has already been given the vaccine. “I hope that … Read more Russia Registers First Covid-19 Vaccine as Trials Continue, Says Putin

REPORT: States Can Jail Citizens Who Refuse Coronavirus Vaccine!

#Chicago #BillBarr #Portland NOTE: Click GET REMINDER today so when we go LIVE, you receive a notification throughout the week As drugmakers race to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus, several legal questions are emerging: could the government require people to get it? Could people who refuse to roll up their sleeves get banned from … Read more REPORT: States Can Jail Citizens Who Refuse Coronavirus Vaccine!

Volunteers Struggle to Contain An Oil Spill Threatening Mauritius White Sand Beaches

A grounded bulk carrier that has leaked oil into the Indian Ocean and blackened the coast of Mauritius is cracking more and risks breaking apart entirely, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth said. “Based on reports from the salvage master and his expert team, there are several cracks which continued to develop. These cracks unfortunately … Read more Volunteers Struggle to Contain An Oil Spill Threatening Mauritius White Sand Beaches

Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens

Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock Sunday, trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a ship ran aground on a coral reef. The grounded bulk carrier that blackened the coast of Mauritius is cracking more and risks breaking apart … Read more Oil Spill: Leaking Carrier Risks Breakup Near Mauritius as Weather Worsens

Chinese Ambassador to Canada: Canada needs political wisdom to handle Meng Wanzhou case

In an interview with CCTV, Chinese Ambassador to Canada Cong Peiwu said he hopes Canada has the political wisdom to develop relations with the U.S. and at the same time with China in its handling of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s case. Cong noted that from the beginning of the case, some people in Canada have … Read more Chinese Ambassador to Canada: Canada needs political wisdom to handle Meng Wanzhou case

Linkages between Terrorism and Organized Crime – Security Council Briefing (6 August 2020)

Virtual Briefing by Ghada Fathi Waly, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, on ‘Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts’: Linkage of Counterterrorism and transnational organized crime, during the Security Council Open VTC. The Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ghada … Read more Linkages between Terrorism and Organized Crime – Security Council Briefing (6 August 2020)

Fauci: No ‘indication’ of WH pressure to develop coronavirus vaccine ahead of U.S. election

Top U.S. infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday said he didn’t have any “indication” of pressure from the White House to develop a vaccine to help the incumbent in the November election. In an exclusive Reuters interview Fauci said that regulators have promised “they are not going to let political considerations interfere” with … Read more Fauci: No ‘indication’ of WH pressure to develop coronavirus vaccine ahead of U.S. election

Coronavirus: Bill Gates Wants Developing Nations to Have Vaccine Access

Microsoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates urged the U.S. to take a more global approach in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, saying while the nation leads in research, “we’ve only taken care of ourselves” in producing and procuring a Covid-19 vaccine. Gates said he has encouraged congressional lawmakers to consider adding $8 billion to … Read more Coronavirus: Bill Gates Wants Developing Nations to Have Vaccine Access

Coronavirus: UK to roll out millions of 90-minute ‘rapid tests’

With several countries racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the World Health Organization is downplaying expectations. Its head says there may never be a “silver bullet” that eradicates the virus – and that testing and containment efforts are still our best defence. The United Kingdom, meanwhile, has just announced tests that can provide a result … Read more Coronavirus: UK to roll out millions of 90-minute ‘rapid tests’

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus, NOT by bacteria

The virus that causes COVID-19 is in a family of viruses called Coronaviridae. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. Some people who become ill with COVID-19 can also develop a bacterial infection as a complication. In this case, antibiotics may be recommended by a health care provider. There is currently no licensed medication to cure … Read more Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus, NOT by bacteria

Singapore scientists develop 36-minute test

Although headway is being made in the search for a COVID-19 vaccine, an available cure is still a long way off. In the near term, it’s essential for there to be quick, accessible and affordable tests. Scientists in Singapore have recently made a breakthrough in testing, improving the speed of results and cutting down the … Read more Singapore scientists develop 36-minute test

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (30 July 2020)

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (30 July 2020)

WHO: Nightclubs Are ‘Amplifiers of Transmission’ for Coronavirus

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more WHO: Nightclubs Are ‘Amplifiers of Transmission’ for Coronavirus

WHO: We Don’t Know What Long-Term Effects of Covid-19 Will Be

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more WHO: We Don’t Know What Long-Term Effects of Covid-19 Will Be