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WHO suspends trials of hydroxychloroquine as virus treatment (source — www.thesundaily.my) 26/05/2020 03:57:37

GENEVA: The World Health Organization said on Monday it had temporarily suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus.The decision came after a study publish...

China says it has a 'zero-tolerance policy' for racism, but discrimination goes back decades (source — rss.cnn.com) 26/05/2020 03:36:01

When footage of Africans being discriminated against in China for their race amid the Covid-19 crisis emerged last month, it caused an awkward rupture in China-Africa relations.

Trump slams ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden as being weak on China in Memorial Day attack on Dem rival (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 26/05/2020 02:27:47

DONALD Trump blasted Joe Biden in a Memorial Day attack, saying he was “weak” on China and “asleep at the wheel.” The president issued a lengthy Twitter rant about his Democrat...

Sharri Markson to host special documentary ‘Coronavirus: What is China hiding?’ (source — www.dailytelegraph.com.au) 26/05/2020 02:24:09

China’s responsibility for the global coronavirus pandemic will be laid bare in this Sky News Australia expose revealing the extraordinary lengths the communist superpower took to shift the blame. Wa...

Mink with coronavirus ‘infect two people in Europe’s first animal transmission’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 26/05/2020 02:23:23

CORONAVIRUS-infected mink have spread the bug to two people in Europe’s first possible such cases of animal-to-human transmission, warn officials in the Netherlands. “Of course the original sour...

'Openness': WHO renews praise for China's coronavirus response (source — www.smh.com.au) 26/05/2020 01:11:51

Dr Michael Ryan said the UN health agency and many governments are eager to understand the animal origins of the virus.

‘Bat Woman’ coronavirus doc warns of new pandemics caused by viruses battling in ‘evolutionary arms race’ (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 25/05/2020 23:28:32

A CHINESE virologist has warned of new coronavirus-like pandemics emanating from bats as the result of an ongoing “evolutionary arms race”. Shi Zhengli, whose study of the flying mammals h...

Dawn of Asian century puts pressure on EU to choose sides, says top diplomat (source — www.theguardian.com) 25/05/2020 20:16:39

EU foreign affairs chief says end of US-led global system may have arrived and Europe needs robust strategy for ChinaThe Asian century may have arrived marking the end of a US-led global system, the E...

China's bat woman warns that COVID-19 is 'just the top of the iceberg' (source — ) 25/05/2020 19:38:31

Shi Zhengli, the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology also known as China's 'bat woman', has said called for more international corporation when fighting deadly viruses.

'Bat Woman' scientist warns about fresh pandemic caused by viruses evolving (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 25/05/2020 17:32:07

China-based Shi Zhengli said a study found that coronaviruses and bats may have co-evolved over time and experience selection pressure from each other resulting in a new threat

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