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Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

Health
In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to give them a boostBy JOE McDONALD and HUIZHONG WU Associated PressApril 11, 2021, 7:30 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country's top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu.Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses...
Cyber security critical for digital banking success: SBI official

Cyber security critical for digital banking success: SBI official

Finance
Cyber security is critical for the success of digital banking and banks should create the infrastructure to win customers' trust for all such transactions, a senior SBI official said on Wednesday. Digital banking or Figital is here to stay and is the future but it is equally important to safeguard the interests of all stakeholders, (SBI) Deputy Managing Director and Chief Digital Officer Ravindra Pandey said at a webinar. "It is important to win the customers' trust in any system. It is the objective of banks to create and win the customers' trust, such that all transactions are routed through banks as is presently done by multiple payment apps," Pandey was quoted as saying in a release issued by industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The official said that has bought abou...
US election: Trump tells Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win

US election: Trump tells Georgia election official to ‘find’ votes to overturn Biden win

World
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Van Dijk Chelsea claim, Pickford VAR official back for Liverpool game, football fans could return to stadiums before Christmas, Fury vs Joshua still on for 2021 – sports news LIVE

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Listen to talkSPORT for all the latest sports news, gossip and expert views on the biggest talking points. And follow our live blog below for all the top stories throughout the day…   HEADLINES David Coote appointed VAR official for Liverpool vs Leicester for first time since failing to punish Jordan Pickford for horror tackle […] talkSPORT
U.S. official tells Taiwan it needs a bigger military budget

U.S. official tells Taiwan it needs a bigger military budget

Business
Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Taiwan must significantly increase its defense budget to counter any military threat from China, a senior U.S. official told an audience in Taipei. David Henley, principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, told the U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference that Taiwan's proposed $ 1.4 billion increase in the defense budget is inadequate, the South China Morning Post reported. Advertisement "These increases, while a step in the right direction, however are insufficient to ensure that Taiwan can leverage its geography, advanced technology, workforce and patriotic population to channel Taiwan's inherent advantages necessary for a resilient defense," Henley said. He advised Taiwan to invest in "large numbers of small capabilities," suggesti...