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Power, Patriotism and 1.4 Billion People:How China Beat the Virus and Roared Back

The Chinese Communist Party reached deep into private business and the broader population to drive a recovery, an authoritarian approach that has emboldened its top leader, Xi Jinping. The order came on the night of Jan. 12, days after a new outbreak of the coronavirus flared in Hebei, a province bordering Beijing. The Chinese government’s …

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Lawmaker Promoted Stem Cell Therapy for Covid-19 in Fraud Scheme, U.S. Says

A state lawmaker in Missouri was charged this week in connection with a fraud scheme in which she claimed she could use stem cells to treat Covid-19 patients at her medical clinics, prosecutors said. The lawmaker, Representative Tricia Derges, a Republican, was stripped of her committee assignments in the State House on Monday, the same …

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¿Las vacunas funcionan para las nuevas variantes?

El ruido constante de las noticias sobre nuevas variantes del coronavirus[1] —primero en el Reino Unido[2], luego en Sudáfrica, Brasil[3] y Estados Unidos[4]— ha provocado una nueva preocupación: ¿las vacunas protegerán de estas versiones alteradas del virus? Hasta ahora la respuesta ha sido sí, según comentaron varios expertos en entrevistas. Pero dos pequeños estudios nuevos, …

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