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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Chinese retirees

 


Local retirees gather to sing Red Army revolutionary songs in Guizhou province.  Photograph:  Emily Wang/AP

 

Tesla denies car was driverless

 



Scrutiny of wreckage from a fatal crash in the United States indicates that someone was at the wheel, Tesla has claimed, despite police previously saying they were "100 per cent" sure no-one was driving the vehicle.

 

The accident, which killed two people, involved a Tesla Model S that caught fire after hitting a tree late on April 17 near Houston, Texas.

 

Local authorities said one man was found in the passenger seat, while another was in the back, prompting Harris County Precinct Four Constable Mark Herman to say he was "100 per cent" sure no-one was driving the vehicle…………

 

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-28/tesla-model-s-driverless-fatal-crash-elon-musk-houston/100099668

Britain is sending a huge naval force through some of the most tense waters in Asia


 Britain's aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in New York on October 19, 2018.

 


China claims almost all of the 1.3 million-square-mile South China Sea as its sovereign territory, and it has denounced the presence of foreign warships there as the root of tensions in the region.

 

The largest naval flotilla assembled by Britain in recent years will set sail in May on a months' long voyage through the Pacific, the country's Defense Ministry said Monday.

 

The strike group will be led by the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, marking its maiden deployment. The ship, one of the UK's two aircraft carriers, is the largest warship the UK has ever sent to sea.

Joining the carrier will be two destroyers, two anti-submarine frigates, a submarine and two auxiliary supply ships, a ministry statement said.

 

A United States Navy guided-missile destroyer will sail with the group as well as a frigate from the Netherlands that will be tasked with air defense, the ministry said………………..

 

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/26/europe/uk-aircraft-carrier-strike-group-asia-intl-hnk-scli-ml/index.html

 

 

 

Monday, April 26, 2021

The cause of blood clots potentially linked with Covid-19 vaccines

 



Doctors say they are homing in on the cause of blood clots that may be linked with certain coronavirus vaccines, and said their findings have important implications for how to treat the condition, regardless of whether vaccines cause it.

Even though the link is not firm yet, they're calling the condition vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia or VITT.

It's characterized by unusual blood clotting combined with a low number of blood-clotting cells called platelets. Patients suffer from dangerous clots and, sometimes, hemorrhaging at the same time.

It's been linked most firmly with the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which is in wide use in Europe and the UK……………………..

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/16/health/blood-clots-vaccine-possible-cause/index.html

 

Significant drop in Australians who will get COVID jab

 


According to an ANU study undertaken earlier this year, more than one-in-five Australians (21.7 per cent) said in January 2021 that they probably or definitely will not get a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine once health officials notify the public that one is available.

 

https://www.anu.edu.au/news/all-news/significant-drop-in-australians-who-will-get-covid-jab


USA voters - 1 in 5 reject vaccine




The survey, released Sunday, shows that while 7 in 10 voters have either already received a vaccine (58 percent) or plan to (13 percent), more than 1 in 5 aren’t scheduling their novel coronavirus inoculation (22 percent).

 When asked why they don’t plan to get a shot, the most frequently cited concerns were that development was rushed and a desire for more data (28 percent).  Skepticism about the vaccine working (16 percent) came in second followed by indifference about coronavirus (10 percent), and worry about side effects and distrust of the government (9 percent each)…………………..

Source:  Fox News

 

https://www.foxnews.com/health/fox-news-poll-coronavirus-vaccine-concerns


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Doctors are homing in on the cause of blood clots potentially linked with Covid-19 vaccines

 



Doctors say they are homing in on the cause of blood clots that may be linked with certain coronavirus vaccines, and said their findings have important implications for how to treat the condition, regardless of whether vaccines cause it.

Even though the link is not firm yet, they're calling the condition vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia or VITT.

It's characterized by unusual blood clotting combined with a low number of blood-clotting cells called platelets. Patients suffer from dangerous clots and, sometimes, hemorrhaging at the same time.

It's been linked most firmly with the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, which is in wide use in Europe and the UK……………………..

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/16/health/blood-clots-vaccine-possible-cause/index.html