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    As Coronavirus Spreads, Thai Doctors Discover a Promising Treatment

    As Coronavirus Spreads, Thai Doctors Discover a Promising Treatment

    Thai doctors have found a promising treatment for the new coronavirus. The doctors, from the Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok, said Sunday that a drug cocktail of HIV and flu medication had worked on several patients, including a woman with severe symptoms from Wuhan, China — the epicenter of the outbreak. “This is not the cure, […]

    When Will There Be a Coronavirus Vaccine? 5 Questions Answered

    When Will There Be a Coronavirus Vaccine? 5 Questions Answered

    Editor’s note: The coronavirus that started in Wuhan has sickened more than 4,000 people and killed at least 100 in China as of Jan. 27, 2020. Thailand and Hong Kong each have reported eight confirmed cases, and five people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the illness. People are hoping for a vaccine to […]

    Snakes Could Be the Original Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

    Snakes Could Be the Original Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

    By Haitao Guo, Guangxiang “George” Luo and Shou-Jiang Gao Snakes – the Chinese krait and the Chinese cobra – may be the original source of the newly discovered coronavirus that has triggered an outbreak of a deadly infectious respiratory illness in China this winter. The illness was first reported in late December 2019 in Wuhan, […]

    New Coronavirus Can Spread Person-to-Person

    New Coronavirus Can Spread Person-to-Person

    A new coronavirus that began sickening people in China late in 2019 can be transmitted from human to human, the country’s health ministry announced Monday. The mysterious respiratory illness emerged last month in a fish market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and officials thought it was mostly passed from animals to humans. However, […]

    Malaysia Sends Plastic Waste Back to 13 Wealthy Countries, Says It Won’t Be ‘the Rubbish Dump of the World’

    Malaysia Sends Plastic Waste Back to 13 Wealthy Countries, Says It Won’t Be ‘the Rubbish Dump of the World’

    The Southeast Asian country Malaysia has sent 150 shipping containers packed with plastic waste back to 13 wealthy countries, putting the world on notice that it will not be the world’s garbage dump, as CNN reported. The countries receiving their trash back include the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Canada. The government will […]

    Pig Forced to Bungee Jump in China Deemed Act of ‘Torture’

    Pig Forced to Bungee Jump in China Deemed Act of ‘Torture’

    Warning: The video above may be upsetting to viewers. An amusement park in China came under fire on social media this weekend for forcing a pig off a 230 foot-high bungee tower. The footage of the incident, which took place Saturday, went viral on Weibo, the leading Chinese social media platform, as The Independent reported. […]

    China Announces Major Phaseout of Single-Use Plastics

    China Announces Major Phaseout of Single-Use Plastics

    China, the world’s No. 1 producer of plastic pollution, announced major plans Sunday to cut back on the sale and production of single-use plastics. According to the plans put forward by the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, plastic bags will be banned in major cities by the end […]