China's top disease control official has admitted that the efficacy of the country's coronavirus vaccines is low - and mixing them is among the strategies being considered to boost their effectiveness. Gao Fu, the director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said efficacy rates needed improving, in the rare admission. Giving people doses of different vaccines is one way to improve vaccines that "don't have very high rates of protection", he said. Live COVID updates from across the UK and around the world "Inoculation using vaccines of different technical lines is being considered," he added, during a conference in the Chinese city of Chengdu. Advertisement China has been at the forefront of COVID-19 vaccine development. It started vaccinating some citizens as far back as last summer under emergency use approval. More from Covid-19 COVID-19: NHS coronavirus app update blocked for breaking privacy rules … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Top Chinese official admits efficacy of China’s vaccines is low
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THE Great British Sewing Bee returns to our screens on Wednesday, April 14 via BBC One. Here's what you need to know about where the series was filmed and what the new series has in store. Where is The Great British Sewing Bee filmed? Series seven of the show has seen another location change for the show, with the latest season shot at Trinity Buoy Wharf in London’s Docklands. Judge Patrick Grant says: "It was a real joy to spend time there. We’d come onto the set just before 7am every day and the sunrises and sunsets were amazing. Having that wonderful vista across the River Thames from the sewing room, can’t help but inspire the sewers. It was a spectacular place to shoot." The Great British Sewing Bee was previously filmed in Bermondsey on the south bank of the Thames, at 47-49 Tanner Street. The old building was a Victorian warehouse with exposed brick walls, beams and wooden floor. It had previously been shot at the Metropolitan Wharf, which describes … [Read more...] about Where is The Great British Sewing Bee 2021 filmed?
Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan are surrounding their £1.3million mansion with fast-growing trees to keep out prying eyes. The magnificent new rural home has a footpath that cuts through their land, giving a right of way to ramblers. The couple had hoped to build a wall and install electric gates but were told they were not allowed to close off the footpath. Instead, Mark and Michelle have employed a team of landscapers to plant scores of laurel and conifer trees that will provide a leafy barrier to people seeing into their new property . They withdrew plans for security gates and a 2.1 m high wall in December. The local parish council said in a letter of objection: “The design of the high walls, together with the pillars and the gates, are out of keeping with the rural setting, and would detract from the rural nature of this particular area of the Parish. “In addition, a public footpath currently runs through this property, and whilst we understand there may … [Read more...] about Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan spend thousands on ‘privacy hedge’ to keep nosy fans off their property
I t's one of the physics world's most powerful machines but it has taken just a small weasel to put the Large Hadron Collider out of action. Researchers discovered the weasel had gnawed through a high-voltage cable which powers the world's strongest scientific instrument on Thursday. It comes as scientists at the countryside base near Geneva, in Switzerland, were gearing up to collect new data from the 17-mile superconducting device, which is designed to smash protons together at close to the speed of light. When the machine shutdown, investigators discovered the charred remains of the weasel next to a 66kV chewed cable which powers the equipment. Officials of the European Organization for Nuclear Research, known by its French acronym Cern, which run it, say it could take days to repair and longer until it is full operational. The huge collider, which has undergone more than two years of upgrades , to give it double the power, could even be out of action until mid-May, … [Read more...] about Large Hadron Collider, world’s largest machine, broken by ‘rogue weasel who bit through power cable’
GEMINI MAY 22 - JUNE 21 Seeing familiar faces after a long time apart - and joining a new group you’ve admired for a while - can turn up the fun dial in your chart. You can be the best version of yourself when you relax and go with the flow. So do try not to overthink. Love-wise, there’s a new depth to “P” feelings and you’re ready to dive right in. Luck draws three lines. DESTINY DAYS Take nothing at face value on Tuesday. On Thursday, LUCKY LINKS A family of well-travelled women. Music with a link to NEW MOON NEW YOU You can be the life and soul - even if you’re out of Friendships take work, but the best ones snap straight back into shape. List of 12 star signs The traditional dates used by Mystic Meg for each sign are below. Capricorn: December 22 – January 20 Aquarius: January 21 – February 18 Pisces: February 19 - March 20 Aries: March 21 - April 20 Taurus: April 21 – May 21 Gemini: May 22 – June … [Read more...] about Gemini weekly horoscope: What your star sign has in store for April 11 – 17