Children in the United States will likely be able to get their COVID-19 vaccinations by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2022
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert says the nations rollout is on track to reach children
The United States earlier this month cleared the way for the use of the Pfizer vaccine in adolescents aged 12 and above.
Fauci also pushed the need for a COVID-19 booster shot within a year or so after getting the primary shot.
China sends stern warning to NATO
China has sent a stern warning to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
The communist nation has warned NATO it won’t “sit back” in the face of any challenges, illustrating the potential for tensions to escalate while the United States tries to convince its allies to take a tougher approach to the Asian nation.
In a statement, Beijing says it doesn’t pose a “systemic challenge” to any country.
According to a statement posted Tuesday on the website of its mission to the European Union, China added that NATO should not exaggerate Beijing’s military power.
The statement also urged NATO to push forward with dialogue and cooperation, and said the bloc should work to safeguard international and regional stability.
The comments from Beijing come after NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told members of the media that NATO is “concerned by China’s coercive policies, which stand in contrast to the fundamental values enshrined in the Washington Treaty”
Stoltenberg cited the country’s rapidly expanding nuclear arsenal, military cooperation with Russia, and its use of disinformation as the reason for concern.
Russia was named more than 60 times this year. The document also said that the bloc “maintains a constructive dialogue with China where possible.”
G7 leaders back “safe and secure” Olympics
The leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations say they support the Tokyo Games being held this year.
In a communique issued at the conclusion of the G7 Summit, the leaders stated [we] “reiterate our support for the holding of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 in a safe and secure manner as a symbol of global unity in overcoming COVID-19”.
This is exactly the sort of endorsement Japan had been seeking from fellow G7 nations, given the considerable opposition to the games taking place.
Host city Tokyo remains under a state of emergency, as the Asian country battles a fourth wave of infections.
Despite this, the IOC has been determined to proceed with the major sporting event.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has welcomed the G7 endorsement, telling reporters that he “won very strong support from all the leaders” and “as the Prime Minister of the host country, I was very heartened by such support”.
IOC President Thomas Bach has also welcomed the high level display of public support from G7 nations.
In a meeting with Yoshihide Suga on the sidelines of the G7 Summit, US President Joe Biden backed the Games going ahead.
“President Biden affirmed his support for the Tokyo Olympic Games moving forward with all public health measures necessary to protect athletes, staff and spectators,” a White House statement said.
The US State Department last week eased an advisory that had warned U.S. citizens not to travel to Japan, due to the COVID-19 surge in the Asian nation.
The latest advice is for US citizens to “reconsider travel”.
Would you buy a robot dog butler?
How about a robot butler? It may seem expensive… but this four-legged friend is significantly cheaper than other robotic competitors.
Chinese firm Unitree Robotics has revealed its latest creation…
This robust-looking four-legged bot can follow you on a run and even carry your bottle of water.
he Go1 comes in three versions: the $2,700 Go1 Air, $3,500 Go1, and $8,500 Go1 Edu. Each weighs about 12kg (26 pounds) and the more expensive models come with more processor power and sensors (the Go1 Edu is the only version with an unspecified programming API).
It’s remarkably cheaper compared to rival company Boston Dynamics’, who is asking for over 74 thousand U.S dollars for its robot dog creation.
Unitree wants to make their robots as affordable and popular as smartphones.
Let us know what you think on our social media accounts @tickernewsco
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