#COVID-19

  • Coronavirus laboratory incident hypothesis extremely unlikely: WHO

    Weeks after a team of World Health Organization experts launched a probe into the origin of the COVID-19 in Wuhan, the global health body on Tuesday said that there is no evidence of coronavirus circulation in any animal species in China.

  • Coronavirus reaches Mount Everest, Norwegian climber tests COVID-19 positive

    First case of coronavirus has been reported from Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.

    Norwegian climber Erlend Ness was tested positive for the coronavirus and was evacuated by helicopter from the Mount Everest base camp to Kathmandu, reported The Hill.

  • COVID 19: Patients suffering from Delta variant more likely need hospital treatment than people infected from Alpha strain

    Patients suffering from the Delta variant of the coronavirus are twice as likely to need hospital treatment compared to the people infected with the Alpha strain of the deadly virus.

  • COVID antibodies are transferred from pregnant women to their babies

    The findings of a recent study suggested that antibodies that help in guarding against the COVID-19 virus are transferred from mothers to their babies while in the womb.

    This discovery, published in the 'American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology', adds to growing evidence that suggests that pregnant women who generate protective antibodies after contracting the coronavirus often convey some of that natural immunity to their fetuses.

  • COVID-19 leads to cognitive, behavioural problems in patients, a study presents

    COVID-19 patients suffer from cognitive and behavioural problems two months after being discharged from hospital, a new study presented at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) has found.

    Issues with memory, spatial awareness and information processing problems were identified as possible overhangs from the virus in post-COVID-19 patients who were followed up within eight weeks.

  • COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's CanSino to continue advancing phase-3 trials: report

    China's CanSino Biologics Inc. has got green light to continue phase-3 trials of its COVID-19 vaccine with the support of findings of an independent data monitoring committee, said recent media reports.

    The independent committee "found the drugmaker's COVID-19 vaccine met its pre-specified primary safety and efficacy targets under an interim analysis of phase-3 trial data," Reuters cited the biopharmaceutical company to report on Monday.

  • COVID-19: Health worker death toll rises to at least 17,000 as organizations call for rapid vaccine rollout

    At least 17,000 health workers have died from COVID-19 over the last year, said Amnesty International, Public Services International (PSI) and UNI Global Union in a new analysis, as the organizations called for urgent action to speed up the vaccination of millions of frontline health workers around the world. 

  • COVID-19: Study finds out two metres distancing not enough without masks

    According to researchers from Quebec, Illinois, and Texas, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 indoors, the two meters physical distancing guideline is not enough without masks.

  • CPC always puts people above everything

    As the Communist Party of China (CPC) is about to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the international society is also closely observing the world’s biggest Marxist ruling party that has gone through 100 glorious years, governed the world’s largest socialist country for over 70 years and owned 91 million members, trying to find an answer to why and how the CPC works there.

  • CPC leadership reviews guideline on promoting high-quality development of central region

    The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee held a meeting on Tuesday to review a guideline on promoting high-quality development of the country's central region in the new era.

    Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, chaired the meeting.

  • Depoliticized immunization needed to fight global pandemic

    As the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging all over the globe, many believe vaccines are light at the end of the tunnel.

    "If pandemics are microbial wars, then vaccines are our preferred weapons of mass salvation," wrote World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a recent Foreign Policy article.

  • Digitalization fast-forwards the transformation of China's traditional enterprises

    Digitalization has become an important means for traditional enterprises in China to upgrade their business activities in recent years, thanks to the accelerated digital transformation of the Chinese economy and society.

    China State Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. has designed and constructed intelligent ships with fully digitalized functions, including remote control and autonomous navigation capabilities. China's State Grid, the country’s main power supplier, has established a new energy cloud platform to promote greater collaboration between more than 3,000 upstream and downstream enterprises.

  • Digitalization injects vitality into China's real economy

    With a super SIM card and app, some Chinese smartphone users will soon be able to make phone calls protected by quantum encryption.

    Unlike traditional encryption methods that rely solely on algorithms, quantum encryption is protected by the laws of quantum physics and has ultra-high security.

  • Dividends flow from ecological improvement along Yellow River

    -- The Yellow River, meandering over 5,000 km from west to east, is called the "mother river" of the Chinese nation, as the river basin has nurtured the Chinese civilization.

    -- The ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River basin has been regarded by the Chinese government as a long-term project concerning the very rejuvenation of the nation.

    -- The river basin is home to 420 million people, accounting for 30 percent of China's total population. From the plateau headwater to the estuary, increasing biodiversity and people's ever-improving living standards have been observed along with the restoration of the great river.

  • Double Eleven shopping festival brings in new features to offset pandemic impact

    Despite the gloom of the COVID-19 pandemic and the winter cold, for Chinese netizens, November heralds the country’s most enjoyable and exciting online event, the Single’s Day shopping spree. It is a shopping festival popular among young Chinese citizens that celebrates their pride in being single. The date, November 11th, was chosen because the number “1” represents an individual. Thus, this online festival is also known as the Double Eleven Festival in China.

  • E-commerce brings profitable sales channels for Inner Mongolians

    Standing beside his profitable greenhouses, villager Xing Changqing still remembers that just five years ago, his farming business was impacted by the cheap prices of vegetables and fruits grown in his field.

    "Back then, fresh products during the harvest season were not only devalued but also hard to sell in traditional marketplaces," said Xing, 58, who lives in a village in Horqin Township, Horqin Right Wing Front Banner, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

  • Economy to recover despite the second wave of Covid-19

    OP’s economists forecast a slow economic recovery following the major leap forward taken in the third quarter. The recovery will progress at the pace set by the pandemic, backed by economic stimulus measures. A faster-than-expected launch of Covid-19 vaccines on the market might accelerate the recovery.

    OP’s economists forecast that Finland’s GDP will contract by 4.0% in 2020 and rebound to a 3.0% growth in 2021.

  • EU Digital COVID Certificate now available for persons with no Finnish personal identity code

    Persons with no Finnish personal identity code can now obtain the EU Digital COVID Certificate as a printout from the healthcare service. It is not possible to get the certificate from My Kanta Pages without a personal identity code.

  • EU reaches its goal as 70 percent adults fully vaccinated

    The European Union has achieved its first goal of mass vaccination against coronavirus, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced today.

  • EU structural inequalities in healthcare exposed by COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed structural inequalities in healthcare capacity across EU Member States threatening convergence in healthcare - where central and eastern Member States with lower health indicators had been catching up with more affluent Member States in a number of areas.

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