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Biden Signs Agreement With EU to Ease Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel Imports
President Joe Biden and the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, have announced an agreement to lift tariffs on European Union (EU) steel and aluminum that were imposed under the Trump administration....
Despite rising COVID-19 vaccination rates, Brazil and India have registered spikes in daily infection and death rates.
Why India and Brazil Have Different COVID-19 Death Rates
In March, the rates of daily new Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections and deaths ramped up significantly in India and Brazil. Researchers have attempted to figure out why the surges occurred despite widespread vaccination efforts,...
Vials of the Russian Sputnik V adenovirus vector SARS-CoV-2 vaccine at the Victorino Santaella Hospital in Los Teques, Venezuela on April 9, 2021. Brazil recently banned Russia’s vaccine candidate after discovering live adenovirus in samples and substandard manufacturing conditions in factories.
Brazil Bans Russia’s Sputnik V After Live Adenovirus Detected
Brazil’s top health regulatory body has banned Russia’s Sputnik V SARS-CoV-2 vaccine after samples studied were found to have live adenovirus and manufacturing facilities were found to have poor quality control standards. The National Health...
IOC president Thomas Bach at a launching ceremony as mascots of the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Bing Dwen Dwen and Shuey Rhon Rhon are unveiled at Shougang Ice Hockey Arena on September 17, 2019 in Beijing, China. Bach shook hands with the Chinese Communist Party on a deal to have the IOC purchase olympic vaccines from Sinopharm and Sinovac.
IOC Makes Deal With Communist China for Olympic Vaccines
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made a deal with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to purchase and supply China’s state-owned Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines to Olympic athletes at the coming July Tokyo Olympics and...
Two fires broke out at the Serum Institute of India’s (SII) Manjari plant in the western Indian city of Pune, Maharashtra.
Fire at World’s Largest Vaccine Producer in India
Two fires broke out at the Serum Institute of India’s (SII) Manjari plant in the western city of Pune, Maharashtra, India. The facility is responsible for the production of the Covidshield vaccine jointly developed by...
President Joe Biden’s nominee for the head of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, has admitted that the coronavirus pandemic situation in the U.S. is worsening. In an interview with CNN, Becerra noted that there should be strong leadership at the federal level to tackle the issue.
US ‘in Nosedive’ With Coronavirus, Says HHS Nominee Xavier Becerra
President Joe Biden’s nominee for the head of Health and Human Services (HHS), Xavier Becerra, has admitted that the coronavirus pandemic situation in the U.S. is worsening. In an interview with CNN, Becerra noted that...
A Brazilian variant of the Novel Coronavirus has made it into the United States, with the first case being reported in the state of Minnesota.
First Brazilian Variant Coronavirus Case Discovered in the US
The Brazilian variant coronavirus has made it into the United States, with the first case being reported in the state of Minnesota. The virus was discovered in a U.S. citizen from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area...
Over 3.6 million people in the UK have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Over 98,500 have died in the pandemic.
Coronavirus Death Toll Approaches 100,000 in the UK
Over 3.6 million people in the UK have been infected with SARS-CoV-2. Over 98,500 have died in the pandemic. With the coronavirus death toll approaching 100,000, citizens are angry at the government for not taking...
China has been hyping its CoronaVac vaccine, manufactured by Sinovac Biotech.
China’s Coronavirus Vaccine Barely Meets WHO Standards
China has been hyping its CoronaVac vaccine, manufactured by Sinovac Biotech. It’s presented as the ultimate solution for controlling the epidemic, especially in developing nations. On Jan. 7, a study conducted by Brazil’s Butantan Institute...
A police vechile patrols on a near-deserted Westminster Bridge in central London on January 16, 2021, during the third nationwide novel coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown. - All arrivals to the UK will have to quarantine and show negative virus tests from next week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday, as hospitalisations and deaths continued to soar but new cases fell.
New COVID-19 Virus Strains Found in the US, Vaccine Effectiveness Unknown
Researchers from Ohio State University have discovered two new COVID-19 virus strains, which they believe originated in the United States. One strain was found in a patient in Ohio and has a mutation that is...
New President of Brazil Vows to Change His Country’s Destiny
Jair Bolsonaro, a Brazilian congressman and former army officer, won the second round of presidential elections on Oct. 28, becoming president-elect of South America’s largest country. Bolsonaro, who ran on a right-wing platform against corruption...