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DOD Awards $35.1 Million Contract to LightDeck Diagnostics to Increase Production Capacity of COVID-19 Point-of-Care Tests

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:03
On July 6, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $35.1 million contract to LightDeck Diagnostics to increase the production capacity of LightDeck's SARS-CoV-2 Ultra-Rapid Antigen and COVID-19 Total Antibody Tests.
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Chinese mainland reports 15 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:03
The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 15 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Yunnan Province, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Wednesday.
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Inmates Riot After COVID-19 Spreads in Vietnamese Prison

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:03
Inmates angered by the spread of COVID-19 at a detention center in Vietnam's largest city started a disturbance during a medical examination this week, drawing attention to the healthcare situation in the country's prisons, state media reported.
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Biden Says He'll 'Deliver' Message To Russia After Security Meeting On Ransomware Attacks

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:03
President Joe Biden gathered with top U.S. officials at the White House on July 7 to discuss strategy to counter increasingly disruptive ransomware attacks by suspected Russia-based hackers.
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COVID-19 Deaths Hit Another Daily Record In Russia; Romania Closes 117 Vaccination Centers

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Coronavirus deaths in Russia have hit another daily record as many countries are reporting surges in infections caused by the delta variant, prompting additional restrictions or longer lockdowns.
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COVID variants 'winning the race against vaccines' warns WHO chief

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Variants like Delta are "currently winning the race against vaccines" said the World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, pinning the blame squarely on a lack of equitable vaccine production and distribution.
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WHO Chief Says World at Perilous Point in COVID-19 Pandemic

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters Wednesday that the world was at a perilous point in the COVID-19 pandemic, as fast-moving variants continued to spread because of an uneven global vaccination effort.
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COVID-19 Case Surge Forces Olympic Torch Relay Off Tokyo's Public Streets

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Tokyo's metropolitan government announced Wednesday that it will move the iconic Olympic torch relay off the city's public roads due to rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital.
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Sydney to Remain in Coronavirus Lockdown for a Third Week

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Officials in Australia's New South Wales state have ordered a week-long extension of Sydney's strict coronavirus lockdown as the city of five million residents struggles to contain an growing outbreak of the delta variant of COVID-19.
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Zimbabwe Reverts to 2020 Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Rise

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Rights groups in Zimbabwe are expressing concern about vulnerable groups after authorities imposed a new, strict lockdown to curb a spike in coronavirus infections. The restrictions come as Zimbabwe's number of confirmed infections has more than doubled in the past week.
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Taiwan reports 40 new COVID-19 cases, sees flat trend

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Taiwan on Wednesday reported 39 new domestic cases and one imported case of COVID-19 as the outbreak continues to follow a stable trend, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
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Taiwan receives another batch of 626,000 AZ vaccine doses

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Taiwan on Wednesday took delivery of another shipment of AstraZeneca (AZ) brand vaccine it bought from the British pharmaceutical company, this time containing 626,000 doses.
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Taoyuan military hospital cluster grows to 45 cases

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Taoyuan recorded 11 domestic COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, five of which are considered part of a cluster infection linked to Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital, increasing the number of cases connected to the cluster to 45, the city government announced that day.
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Taiwan's new batch of Moderna vaccines ready for distribution: FDA

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Some 410,000 doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that Taiwan received recently from the American manufacturer have been inspected and are ready for distribution, Taiwan's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Wednesday.
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Only purpose for US' manipulation of COVID-19 origins is to shift its response failure to China: Chinese FM

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
The only purpose for the political manipulation of COVID-19 origins by some people in the US is to shift the blame of their failure in COVID-19 response to China, but this will only end in another failure, Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
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COVID-19 kills 166 more Iranians over past 24 hours

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 85,261 with 166 more Iranians killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Wednesday.
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China to send fifth batch of COVID-19 vaccines to El Salvador

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
China will supply El Salvador with the fifth batch of vaccines developed by Chinese laboratory Sinovac against COVID-19, the Chinese embassy in San Salvador has said.
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China's Yunnan reports 15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Globalsecurity.org - Thu, 08/07/2021 - 06:02
Southwest China's Yunnan Province reported 15 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and two locally transmitted asymptomatic cases on Tuesday, the provincial health commission said on Wednesday.
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