The G4 virus, the swine flu that fears a new pandemic

Published on : 01/07/2020 – 18:30Modified : 01/07/2020 – 18:30 Barely discovered and already feared: a new H1N1 virus identified in pig farms in China has characteristics that hover the risk of a new pandemic, according to a Chinese study published Monday, June 29. Explanations with two experts. One pandemic after another, or both at […]

Chinese scientists warn of possible new pandemic virus in pigs

SHANGHAI, June 30 (Reuters) – A new flu virus found in pigs in China has become more infectious to humans and should be closely watched in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study said. Although experts said there is no imminent threat. FILE PHOTO: Local workers collect a blood sample from a pig […]

Chinese scientists warn of possible new pandemic virus in pigs

SHANGHAI, June 30 (Reuters) – A new flu virus found in pigs in China has become more infectious to humans and should be closely watched in case it becomes a potential “pandemic virus,” a study said. Although experts said there is no imminent threat. FILE PHOTO: Local workers collect a blood sample from a pig […]

Japan goes into recession

Published on : 05/18/2020 – 09:01 As the coronavirus crisis began to strike, the Japanese economy experienced a second quarter in a row of contraction in gross domestic product between January and March, according to data released Monday May 18 by the Japanese government. With our correspondent in Tokyo, Frédéric Charles According to analysts in […]

China responds to US threats against Huawei

Published on : 05/18/2020 – 01:46 Relations between China and the United States are more strained than ever. Last week, the United States announced new measures that could seriously disrupt the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. China has responded to these threats today. She will not sit idly by. With our correspondent in Shanghai, Simon Leplâtre […]

China Now Tests Five Human Vaccines

Published on : 5/16/2020 – 10:04 China is well engaged in the race for Covid-19 vaccines. According to the Ministry of Health, five different vaccines are currently being tested on humans. China wasted no time. Barely the genome of the virus sequenced in January, the laboratories of the country were used to develop a vaccine, […]

Chinese Diplomacy Pursues “Systematic Response”

Published on : 05/09/2020 – 06:50 On the dock for hiding the scale of the epidemic, China is responding unabashedly. Gone are the days when diplomacy kept a low profile, estimates the sinologist Alice Ekman, responsible for Asia at the Institute for Security Studies of the European Union (EUISS) and author of the book “Bright […]

Hong Kong flu, the first modern pandemic

In the years 1968-1970, the influenza of Hong Kong made a million deaths around the world in an almost general indifference. In 2020, with the Covid-19, it’s a whole different story. The world and our perceptions have changed. A look at what is considered to be the first modern pandemic today. Many pandemics have marked […]

South Korea reports recovered patients are testing positive for coronavirus again

Several people in a shopping center enjoy the view towards a park and at the same time try to maintain social distance to protect themselves from the coronavirus. South Korea, April 8, 2020. FILE. REUTERS / Heo Ran SEOUL, Apr 10 (Reuters) – South Korean authorities reported on Friday that 91 patients who had allegedly […]

Cats May Get Coronavirus, Study Pushes New WHO Analysis

Apr 8 (Reuters) – Cats can be infected with the new coronavirus but dogs appear not to be vulnerable, according to a study published Wednesday that led the WHO to say it will take a closer look at transmission of the disease between humans and pets. File photo. A domestic black cat watches a cat […]