COVID OUTBREAK HAS INFECTED 80 PERCENT OF POPULATION, CHINA SAYS

Sun 22 January 2023: The possibility of a large-scale COVID-19 rebound in China over the next few months is remote as 80 percent of the country’s population has been infected, a prominent government scientist has said. Wu Zunyou, the chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Saturday that the mass […]

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TWITTER FILES: PHARMA COMPANIES PRESSURED TWITTER TO CENSOR GENERIC COVID-19 VACCINE SUPPORT

Tue 17 January 2023: The latest Twitter Files thread exposing the inner workings of the pre-Elon Musk era dropped on Monday, disclosing how pharmaceutical companies pressured the social media giant to censor activists voicing generic COVID-19 vaccine advocacy. “In 2020, it was clear that the pandemic would require rapid innovation. Early on, there was a […]

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NEARLY 60,000 COVID-RELATED DEATHS REPORTED IN CHINA LAST MONTH

Sat 14 January 2023: In response to accusations that it was hiding data, China has revealed roughly 60,000 fatalities among COVID patients since the beginning of December. The National Health Commission reported on Saturday that the “emergency peak” of COVID-19’s most recent surge appears to have passed. The death toll from December 8 through Thursday […]

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WHO URGES LONG-HAUL TRAVELLERS TO WEAR MASKS AMID SPREAD OF COVID VARIANT

Wed 11 January 2023: Amid the spread of Omicron subvariant in the United States, World Health Organization (WHO) officials on Tuesday urged all countries to recommend their travellers wear masks on long-haul flights. Catherine Smallwood, a senior emergency officer of WHO for Europe said that wearing masks “should be a recommendation issued to passengers arriving from anywhere where […]

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NO NEW COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AS NEW OMICRON SUB-VARIANT DETECTED IN SA

Tue 10 January 2023: Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, says for now, government will not impose any internal restrictions as a result of the emergence of a newly found sub-variant of the COVID-19 virus. The first instance of the XBB.1.5 sub-variant was detected in South Africa in December and reported earlier this month. Phaahla explained […]

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CHINA LOST AN UNPRECEDENTED NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS AFTER LIFTING COVID CONTROLS – REPORTS

Sun 08 January 2023: Following the government’s decision to relax Covid regulations, more top Chinese engineers and scientists have passed away in less than a month than they usually do in a year, according to a prestigious Chinese scientific body. Twenty leading engineers and scientists of the Chinese academy of Engineering have died less in […]

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GERMANY CLASSIFIES CHINA AS ‘THREATENING VIRUS VARIANT AREA’ AS OF MONDAY

Sat 07 January 2023: Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in China, Germany advised against non-essential travel to China on Saturday, classifying it as a “threatening virus variant area” as of Monday, according to the Foreign Office. The office also explained on its website that the decision was made due to China’s “peak level of […]

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