China approves Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine for general public use
BEIJING (REUTERS) – Sinovac Biotech said on Saturday (Feb 6) that its unit’s Covid-19 vaccine has been formally approved for use by the general public by China’s medical products regulator.
Prior to the approval, the CoronaVac vaccine had already been administered in China’s vaccination programme mainly targeting key groups deemed to be at higher risk of exposure to the virus.
This story is developing.
Sean Hannity’s Promotion Of Conspiracy Theories Exposed In Scathing Supercut
CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Friday used a damning supercut to call out Fox News host Sean Hannity’s yearslong promotion of conspiracy theories on his widely watched show.
Keilar also accused Hannity of playing dumb on the dangerous QAnon movement, describing his claim to not know “a single conservative or single Republican who frankly even knows what QAnon” is as “disingenuous.”
Hannity’s denial was “straight out of the playbook of conservatives who pretend to not know what it’s about while either tepidly denouncing it or channeling the energy of its believers,” argued Keilar.
She later aired the montage of Hannity “mainlining” conspiracy theories — from his promotion of the racist birther lie about former President Barack Obama to his support of former President Donald Trump’s stolen election falsehoods and his sowing of unfounded doubt about COVID-19 vaccines.
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China approves Sinovac Biotech Covid vaccine for general public use
- It marks the second Covid-19 vaccine green-lighted for public use in China.
- Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and Laos have granted emergency authorizations for the CoronaVac vaccine developed by Sinovac Life Sciences.
Sinovac Biotech said on Saturday that its unit's Covid-19 vaccine has been formally approved for use by the general public by China's medical products regulator.
It marks the second Covid-19 vaccine green-lighted for public use in China, after a shot developed by a Beijing institute affiliated to state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) was approved in December.
Prior to the approvals, both vaccines have already been used in China's vaccination program mainly targeting key groups deemed to be at higher risk of exposure to the virus.
Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, and Laos have granted emergency authorizations for the CoronaVac vaccine developed by Sinovac Life Sciences, Sinovac said in a news release.
The approval is based on the two-month results from late-stage clinical trials overseas, from which the final analysis data has not yet been obtained, Sinovac said.
Bank of Italy says country needs cohesion to grow, cut debt
MILAN, Feb 6 (Reuters) – Italy’s central bank on Saturday called for cohesion in a country battling a government crisis, saying it was imperative to revive growth and reduce a public debt that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed to levels last seen after World War One.
A top Mercedes exec explains why it chose Alabama to build one of its most exclusive cars
- Mercedes’ ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is built not in Germany, but in Vance, Alabama.
- The factory in Alabama is the brand’s only non-union plant.
- Alabama directly sponsors specific and ongoing job training to ensure its workers are up to the job.
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The new Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 is an exercise in profligacy, rimed in chrome, Napa leather, and two-tone paint. It has an exclusive perfume, atomized through its ventilation system. It can be ordered with a champagne fridge, and silver flutes.
But this ultra-luxury SUV, which starts at $160,000, is not — like every other range-topping Maybach-branded vehicle before it — built in the flagship Sindelfingen plant, near Mercedes’ global headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. It is built in Vance, Alabama, a small town between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.
Why would The Best or Nothing brand choose to construct one of its priciest offerings in a state that regularly places at or near the bottom of national rankings in key indicators like education, health care, economy, and opportunity? Michael Göbel, president of Mercedes Benz United States International (MBUSI), the corporate subsidiary that has controlled the Alabama factory since its opening in 1997, cites a variety of reasons.
Dole Fresh Recalls Endless Summer Salad Kit
Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. has recalled Dole Endless Summer Salad Kit citing the possible presence of undeclared allergens- fish and egg, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The recall involves Dole Endless Summer Salad Kit with UPC code 0-71430-01073-0; Best If Used by date 01-26-21; and lot codes B00912A and B00912B.
The impacted products were distributed in around 17 states, including AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, KS, MN, MS, ND, OK, OR, PA, TX, UT, WA, and WI.
No other Dole products are included in the recall.
The agency noted that the dressing and topping kit, masterpack, designed for a different Dole product was unintentionally used during a portion of the production of the salad.
People who have an allergy to fish or eggs may have a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
However, the company has not received any reports of illnesses or allergic reactions to date in association with the recall.
Dole Fresh said it is coordinating closely with regulatory officials.
Consumers who have any remaining product are asked to discard it.
In early January, Dole Fresh had called back a limited number of cases of Sesame Asian Chopped Salad Kit citing the possible presence of undeclared eggs.