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Chinese state-owned SinoPharm says it could produce more than 1 billion vaccine doses next year

October 2020 Yahoo; The state-owned Chinese drugmaker SinoPharm is adding enough manufacturing capacity to make one billion doses of its coronavirus vaccine next year. Production lines are being set up in China’s capital of Beijing, and in the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, said company chairman Liu …

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USA: Nevada man’s COVID-19 reinfection, the first in the US, is ‘yellow caution light’ about risk of coronavirus

October 2020 Yahoo; An otherwise healthy 25-year-old Nevada man is the first American confirmed to have caught COVID-19 twice, with the second infection worse than the first. He has recovered, but his case raises questions about how long people are protected after being infected with the coronavirus that causes the …

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Russia’s Covid-19 vaccine generated an immune response, study says

September 2020 CNN; A Covid-19 vaccine developed and tested in Russia generated neutralizing antibodies in dozens of study subjects, and while the vaccine often caused side effects such as fever, those side effects were mostly mild, according to data published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. Russia drew criticism when it announced …

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China says it’s been vaccinating doctors and border workers since July

August 2020 CNN; China has been using an experimental coronavirus vaccine on people who work in “high risk” professions since July, including front line medical professionals and border inspectors, a senior official from the national health commission revealed over the weekend. Zheng Zhongwei, director of the Science and Technology Development Center of the …

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South Africa Says Virus Outbreak May Have Reached Its Peak

August 2020 Bloomberg ; South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak appears to be slowing, with the latest data showing fewer new infections and a drop in natural excess deaths. Confirmed cases in all of the country’s nine provinces have fallen in recent days, most markedly in Gauteng, the most populous and economically …

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