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Philippines, US launch military drills amid South China Sea tensions

The countries are proceeding with the exercises, which were postponed last year due to the pandemic, after Manila recently accused China of territorial incursions by hundreds of its vessels manned by militias in the South China Sea. Chinese diplomats, however, have said the boats were just sheltering from rough seas and no militia were aboard.… Read More »

Novel coronavirus circulated undetected months before first COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, China

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the University of Arizona and Illumina, Inc., estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating undetected for at most two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were described in Wuhan, China in late-December… Read More »

China fast tracks experimental vaccines

China is preparing a major roll out of experimental COVID-19 vaccines across the country, with more than a million health care workers reportedly already receiving the jabs. The Chinese government has at least five coronavirus vaccines currently being tested, with officials rushing to obtain final approvals before they can be administered to the country’s 1.4… Read More »