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Inhaled COVID-19 vaccine found safe in phase-1 human trials

Beijing, China | Xinhua | A China-made aerosolized adenovirus vector COVID-19 vaccine has proved safe in phase-1 clinical trials. The adenovirus type-5 vector-based COVID-19 vaccine (Ad5-nCoV) was jointly developed by the Academy of Military Medical Sciences, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, and other Chinese institutions. Previous work in animal models has …

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Biden administration’s confrontational approach alienates China

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Washington’s confrontational approach to China has proved to be “counter-productive” as it has alienated China when the world is in need of cooperation on a slew of issues, The Guardian newspaper said in a recent opinion piece. U.S. President Joe Biden’s “combative stance has alienated Beijing,” …

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UK faces potential power blackouts in switch to electric vehicles: report

London, UK | Xinhua | Unless charging habits change, or Britain’s National Grid is strengthened, concerns exist that the charging needs from millions of new electric vehicles could cause blackouts in parts of the country, a British parliamentary report warned on Wednesday. Questions remain on whether the British government’s current plans …

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U.S. in wrong direction on anti-virus fight, warns Fauci

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States is heading “in the wrong direction” as the country scrambles to fight a new surge of COVID-19 cases because of the Delta variant and a large number of unvaccinated people, Anthony Fauci, White House chief medical advisor, has warned. “We are going in …

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Boeing releases first sustainability report

San Francisco, U.S. | Xinhua | Boeing on Monday released its first sustainability report, sharing its vision for the future of sustainable aerospace, established broad sustainability goals and highlighting environmental, social and governance (ESG) progress in alignment with global sustainability standards. “In September 2020, amidst a global pandemic, Boeing formed a …

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