中国疫苗临床试验取得积极成果 | 一周看点
“These results represent an important milestone. The trial demonstrates that a single dose of the new adenovirus type 5 vectored COVID-19 (Ad5-nCoV) vaccine produces virus-specific antibodies and T cells in 14 days, making it a potential candidate for further investigation,” said Professor Wei Chen from the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology in Beijing, China, who is responsible for the study.
“However, these results should be interpreted cautiously. The challenges in the development of a COVID-19 vaccine are unprecedented, and the ability to trigger these immune responses does not necessarily indicate that the vaccine will protect humans from COVID-19. This result shows a promising vision for the development of COVID-19 vaccines, but we are still a long way from this vaccine being available to all,” said Chen.
The data showed gross domestic product, the total value of goods and services produced in the country, corresponded to a 0.9 percent decrease on a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis.
Japan now meets the technical definition of a recession of at least two consecutive quarters of negative GDP - following a 7.3 percent slump during October-December - for the first time since the fourth quarter in 2015.
The economy is also highly likely to contract for a third consecutive quarter in the April-June period, probably falling at its fastest pace in the postwar years due to the impact of the virus, with some private-sector e-conomists forecasting annualized contraction of over 20 percent in those three months.
The January-March outcome was, however, better than the average forecast of a 5.0 percent annualized real contraction made by private-sector economists polled by Kyodo News.
Yasutoshi Nishimura, minister in charge of economic and fiscal policy, told a press conference that GDP in the April-June period will “get more serious” than the January-March figure, and the economy will “slow down to a considerable extent for the time being.”
Billie Eilish and renowned contemporary artist Takashi Murakami have teamed up to create a limited-edition collaboration for UNIQLO.
The exciting collection it set to be released late May.
The Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami UT Collection will showcase the artistic perspectives of both stars through graphics combining their unique styles, which were exclusively designed for the Japanese retailer.
It’s not the first time the two artists have teamed up together.
Skims focuses on shapewear and underwear, but over the weekend it launched nonmedical masks in five shades, which sold out in less than a day. The brand also announced it is donating 10,000 masks to support COVID-19 relief efforts.
It said: “SKIMS is donating 10,000 Seamless Face Masks to the following charitable partners: Baby2Baby, Good+ Foundation, LA Food Bank, and National Domestic Workers Alliance.”
When Kim tweeted to say the masks were available in shades of nudes, people wondered why the dark-skinned model's color was black and not her nude.
A lot of people said Kim should have known better than to use a black mask as the nude tone for a black person.
Some people also thought it was wrong for Kim to be making a profit from the pandemic, although several clothing companies are currently making and selling masks.