16:53 05.08.2020

China cover-up: Chinese scientists investigated on virus origin as second wave fears grow

The WHO will lead an international mission into China to investigate the origins of the virus. Research will be attempted to find the animal responsible for the mutating the virus. A time frame is yet to be confirmed, however, it is expected to take weeks. The WHO investigation comes after months of accusations that the international health body was too slow to respond to the virus. US President pulled funding for the WHO over beliefs that the organisation was a “China puppet”. As of 5th August 2020, Coronavirus has spread across the world, infecting 18,480,000 people
Source: Express
17:59 03.08.2020

China accused of terrifying surveillance plot as DNA 'harvested' under COVID-19 action

Health officials from China have been sent to Hong Kong to conduct COVID-19 testing - prompting suggestions they are using the pandemic as an excuse to harvest the data of residents as part of a wider programme of surveillance. It is believed that it is a PR stunt, China showing its helping the people of Hong Kong to pretend they are going to solve the Covid crisis.
Source: Express
17:56 03.08.2020

Air pollution helps COVID transmission, finds study

A study which found a link between the influence of air pollution on COVID-19 transmissions has been conducted in hotspots including China, Italy and U.S. The study claims that COVID-19 is transmitted through ambient air by droplets which carry the viruses. Which means that changes in the environment will affect the transmission of the infection. Air pollution is one of the elements that can change the environment. So it can be said that air pollution can indirectly influence the transmission.
Source: The Hindu
05:25 03.08.2020

China's new coal projects account for 90% of global total in first-half – study

China built more than half of the world’s new coal-fired power plants this year and accounted for 90% of new planned capacity. Beijing is still commissioning new projects even as capacity worldwide declines. China is the world’s biggest coal consumer and added 53.2 GW of capacity to its project pipeline in the first half of this year which is 90% of the global total.
Source: Reuters
05:22 03.08.2020

China sends first Covid-19 medical testing team to Hong Kong

Health official have arrived in Hong Kong from mainland China, the first members of a 60-person team that will carry out Covid-19 testing, following a rise in new infections. Local Councilors have raised concerns that China may be collecting DNA samples for surveillance purposes as tensions are high between pro-democracy groups in Hong Kong and the Chinese government. Earlier this week, Hong Kong postponed parliamentary elections, after a suspected ‘third wave of infections’.
Source: BBC News
05:18 03.08.2020

China cover up: COVID-19 'created in military lab' not wet market says scientist who fled Richard Percival

Dr Li Meng-Yan, a virology specialist at Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, says she clearly assessed that the virus was created in a lab linked to the People’s Liberation Army and that Wuhan’s we market was just used a decoy. Before she spoke out, she fled to the US in April, fearing for her safety. The escape was so she could deliver the truth around COVID-19 to the world.
Source: Sunday Express
09:02 31.07.2020

Air pollution is even more deadly than the corona virus environmentalists say

A report published in Chicago on the environment has said that increasing air pollution is the biggest threat to all human beings in the world. In the report, air pollution is compared to the recent outbreak of the virus and in fact, air pollution is more dangerous than a pandemic as it causes millions of deaths of year.
Source: Intallaght
08:56 31.07.2020

Inside China’s coronavirus response

This is an extensive read into how China has reacted to the virus, leading with the fact that if Beijing had been open about its mistakes from the get-go, rather than promoting its achievements, China’s global images might have been enhanced by the crisis. Could the Communist Party have managed the whole process better? Was this all a political campaign? So many questions still un answered.
Source: Lowy Institute