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December 2021

A state emblem of the former USSR, which was removed from Moscow's Leninsky Avenue after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Photo: Alexander Nemenov / AFP
A state emblem of the former USSR, which... […]

West became ‘arrogant’ after fall of Soviet Union: Gorbachev

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the West, especially the United States, grew "arrogant and self-confident" after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, leading to the eastward expansion of NATO
Photo: dpa
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From bats to humans

The origin of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic is in all likelihood to be found in the animal kingdom. This thesis, which has already been posited several times, is also supported by a team of experts that travelled to Wuhan, China, on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) in January and February. This graphic illustrates four examined transmission routes from animals to humans and evaluates their probability.
Europe's medicines watchdog has approved a Covid jab by Novavax, which uses a more conventional technology that the biotech firm hopes will reduce vaccine hesitancy. Photo: Justin Tallis / AFP
Europe's medicines watchdog has approved... […]

The technology behind Covid jabs

How do the different vaccines work against Covid-19? The WHO has authorised the use of Novavax's Nuvaxovid, a subunit vaccine that contains a purified piece of the virus to trigger an immune response