The Daily Populous

Saturday January 15th, 2022 evening edition

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Five more people in mainland China have tested positive for H5N6 bird flu, leaving two dead and three others seriously ill, officials say.

It adds to a growing number of human cases which has led to urgent calls for increased surveillance.

The most recent case was announced on January 7, when health officials in Guangdong province said a 43-year-old woman had been hospitalized with H5N6 bird flu.

Chinese officials are providing only limited information about human cases of H5N6 bird flu and it often takes weeks before cases are publicly reported to WHO.

Most cases are first reported by the Hong Kong Health Department, which is closely monitoring human cases.

H5N6 bird flu is known to cause severe illness in humans of all ages and has killed nearly half of those infected, according to WHO.

The study highlighted several mutations in two recent cases of H5N6 bird flu. »

Claus Hjort er sigtet for at røbe statshemmeligheder

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Jeg har ytret mig som Folketingsmedlem om en politisk sag, og jeg har ikke yderligere at tilføje for nuværende.

Men jeg kunne aldrig drømme om at foretage mig noget, som kunne gøre skade på Danmark eller Danmarks interesser«, udtaler Claus Hjort Frederiksen.

Baggrunden for Claus Hjort Frederiksens sigtelse skal efter alt at dømme findes i interviews, han tidligere har givet til Weekendavisen og TV2. »

FedEx asks FAA permission to add anti-missile system to some cargo planes

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(CNN) FedEx wants to operate cargo planes outfitted with lasers that throw off incoming heat-seeking missiles, according to a newly published federal documents.

In a filing Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration indicated FedEx had asked permission to add the missile-defense system.

"In recent years, in several incidents abroad, civilian aircraft were fired upon by man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS)," the FAA document says. »

Washington’s Missing China Strategy

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Conspicuously absent from the flurry of recent pronouncements is the endgame that Washington ultimately seeks with China.

All of this would entail a shift in how the Biden administration communicates—and thinks about—its China policy.

Across party lines and branches of government, many policymakers now endorse a major response to the China challenge. »

US will act ‘decisively’ if Russia deploys military to Cuba or Venezuela – White House

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Moscow has refused to rule out sending military infrastructure to Venezuela or Cuba.

The American authorities would act “decisively” if Russia deployed its military to Latin America, the White House said on Thursday, following suggestions that Moscow could station some of its troops in Venezuela or Cuba.

“If Russia were to move in that direction, we would deal with it decisively,” he said, responding to a question from a journalist. »