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The Latest: Hong Kong starts virus jabs at community centers

The Latest: Hong Kong starts virus jabs at community centers

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HONG KONG — Hong Kong has begun administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public, kicking off its mass inoculation targeting all 7.5 million residents.People age 60 and older and health care workers are among some 2.4 million people prioritized to receive vaccines at community centers and outpatient clinics across Hong Kong.The government said Friday registrations for the first two weeks of the program are full.Participants so far will be receiving the vaccine by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm Sinovac. A million doses arrived in the city last week, and Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam and other top government officials were vaccinated first in a bid to bolster confidence in the program.Hong Kong has struck deals to buy 22.5 million doses of vaccines from Sinovac, AstraZeneca and Fosun Ph...
WHO team in Wuhan visits disease control centers

WHO team in Wuhan visits disease control centers

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A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the province where the outbreak emergedBy EMILY WANG FUJIYAMA Associated PressFebruary 1, 2021, 9:56 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWUHAN, China -- A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited two disease control centers on Monday that had an early hand in managing the outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.The WHO investigators arrived in Wuhan, the provincial capital, last month to look for clues and have visited hospitals and a seafood market where early cases were detected.The team on Monday visited both the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and its Wuhan cit...
Study: Calls to poison centers in child ADHD drug cases up 64 percent

Study: Calls to poison centers in child ADHD drug cases up 64 percent

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May 21 (UPI) -- Child exposure to ADHD drugs is increasing in the United States -- marked by a jump of more than 60 percent over a 14-year period, a new study showed Monday. The study in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics looked at calls to U.S. poison control centers to see if ADHD exposures were on the rise. The answer was yes. The study found more than 156,000 calls for unintentional and intentional exposures of the drugs to U.S. children and adolescents between 2000 and 2014 -- an increase of 64 percent. The report said exposures increased 71 percent from 2000 to 2011, and decreased 6 percent from 2011 to 2014. More than three quarters involved children under 12. "[ADHD] is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehaviorial disorder in children," said Dr. Gary Smith of the N...