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Hong Kong approves the Sinovac COVID vaccine for use

The Sinovac COVID vaccine was revealed to be working at 50.4% efficacy by the Butantan Institute last month, but new data suggests that this could actually be 62%.
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WHO team in China confirm that COVID-19 came from animals

The WHO team in China have confirmed through their investigation that it is "extremely unlikely" the virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan.
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Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6% effective against COVID

Interim data from Phase 3 clinical trials show that Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is capable of a 91.6% efficacy against COVID-19.
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Indian farmers continue to protest controversial agricultural reforms 

Prime Minister Modi cut the internet in many districts where Indian farmers continue to protest agricultural reforms, which would enable corporate takeovers of small farms while lowering crop value.
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Nature needs legal rights to really protect biodiversity

Professor Dr Tineke Lambooy discusses why granting legal personhood to entities of nature could enable society to protect biodiversity for future generations.
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Every day, three billion microplastic particles enter the Bay of Bengal

Researchers have found that the Ganges River could be for depositing three billion microplastic particles into the Bay of Bengal daily - impacting 655 million people.
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Climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100

Researchers at the University of California found that climate change will move the tropical rain belt by 2100 - significantly impacting the food security of billions.
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China begins second COVID lockdown of 22 million people

As new cases rise to 138, China begins a second COVID lockdown for certain regions - impacting a population of 22 million people, just as the WHO team arrives to study the virus.
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Indonesia gives emergency approval to Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine

The country has become the first in the world to approve the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, outside of China itself.
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76% of COVID-19 patients still have one symptom, after six months

While long COVID is slowly becoming more understood, ordinary COVID-19 patients are experiencing lasting effects - scientists discovered that 76% of people have atleast one recurring symptom, six months after the original illness.
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Is it just as important to support researchers as it is their research?

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) voices that, to effectively develop exciting new frontiers of science, they must first create supportive environments for young researchers to thrive.
January 2021

Open Access Government January 2021

The January 2021 edition of Open Access Government discusses global government policy issues, such as COVID-19, health & social care, research & innovation, digital transformation, economic development, agriculture, environment and energy.
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Bottom feature of the Sun-Moon Lake, Taiwan

Here, Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at National Taiwan University, discusses the energy and reservoir importance of the Sun-Moon Lake in Taiwan.
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A digital cognitive test for the detection of dementia in older people

Timothy Kwok, Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, tells us about the Electronic Cognitive Screen (EC-Screen) that gives a brief and user-friendly digital cognitive test for the detection of dementia in older people.
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Generating renewable genetic diversity in purple rice

Purple rice, generating genetic diversity, breeding-by-design, large-scale stabilised mutant collection, forward and reverse screening are all discussed here by Prof Dr Apichart Vanavichit from the Rice Science Center, Kasetsart University, Thailand.
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Are we fighting a losing battle to prevent climate change?

Our climate is global and the challenge of preventing catastrophic environmental damage will require the cooperation of all nations - but is it too late to prevent climate change?
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Researchers calculate where the next pandemic could start

COVID-19 came from Wuhan, China, but the conditions that enabled the virus to jump from animal to human are not unique - so where could the next pandemic begin?
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Second wave of COVID in Myanmar takes poverty level to 62%

The impact of COVID in Myanmar can be measured in the vindictively fast onset of poverty - with one third of households earning no money for the month.
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Tropical peatland conservation can prevent animal diseases jumping to humans

Scientists at the University of Exeter found that tropical peatland conservation can impact how animal diseases, like the bat-based COVID-19, transfers to human beings.
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China: How to deal with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group, China charts how to deal with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with a helpful global and regional overview.

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