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Saturday May 23rd, 2020 evening edition

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We did a dose-escalation, single-centre, open-label, non-randomised, phase 1 trial of an Ad5 vectored COVID-19 vaccine in Wuhan, China.

All of these vaccine platforms have advantages and disadvantages, and it is too soon to predict which will be more successful.

Our study suggests that there is potential for further investigation of the Ad5 vectored COVID-19 vaccine for prevention of COVID-19.

This first-in-human trial showed that the Ad5 vectored COVID-19 vaccine was tolerable and immunogenic in healthy adults.

Severe fever, fatigue, dyspnoea, muscle pain, and joint pain were reported in some of the recipients in the high dose group.

We assessed the number and proportion of participants with adverse reactions post-vaccination and compared safety profiles across the dose groups.

Multivariable analysis was used to establish the possible effects on the immunogenicity and safety profile of the vaccine candidates. »

Phone lock screen – viewing it may require a warrant

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The FBI broke the law when it switched on a suspect’s phone to look at his lock screen without a warrant, ruled a judge.

What is known is that on February 13, 2020, the FBI removed Mr. Sam’s phone from inventory, powered the phone on, and took a photograph of the lock screen.

Those examinations present significantly different legal issues […] The FBI physically intruded on Mr. Sam’s personal effect when the FBI powered on his phone to take a picture of the phone’s lock screen. »

North Korean Founder Kim Il Sung Did Not Have the Ability to Teleport, State Media Admits

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In this October 1945 photo, North Korean leader Kim Il Sung gives a speech at the Pyongyang citizens' welcoming rally returning in triumph in North Korea.

In North Korea, Kim Jong Un, his father Kim Jong Il and his grandfather Kim Il Sung enjoy god-like status built up by a state-driven cult of personality.

South Korean officials who analyze North Korean media say, however, that since Kim Jong Un came to power in 2011, tales of the supernatural aimed at deifying his father and grandfather have seen a decline. »

Betsy DeVos openly admits she's using the pandemic to impose her private school choice agenda

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DeVos made the comments during an interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, on his Sirius XM show.

"There is no question that this crisis has impacted all students — no matter what kind of school they're enrolled in," she added.

But DeVos said states should calculate how many total students private schools serve rather than just the number of poor students. »

'What We Do in the Shadows' Renewed for Season 3 on FX

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The Disney-owned cable network has renewed its vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows for a third season.

The pickup comes midway through a second season that has performed strongly for FX, with multi-platform ratings up substantially over the show's first season in spring 2019.

"We're incredibly happy that critics and audiences are all in on Shadows,” said Nick Grad, president original programming at FX. »