Following the biggest unrest in China since Tiananmen Square in 1989 - what is causing people to come out & protest? Newsnight's Diplomatic Editor MarkUrban01 investigates President Xi's Covid policy and the effect it has had 📺 Full video 👇
People who attended protests against Covid rules say the police want to know their whereabouts.
Blank paper becomes the symbol of China's protests On Tuesday morning, police could be seen in both Beijing and Shanghai patrolling areas where some groups on the Telegram messaging app had suggested people should gather again.Getty Images Image caption, Shots like this of maskless fans have been conspicuously absent from China's coverage of the World Cup By Matt Murphy BBC News The phrase "football is nothing without fans" has become so accepted as to be cliché among some commentators.60 ] may also impact the gut microbiome.You will be billed 65 € per month after the trial ends What is included in my trial? During your trial you will have complete digital access to FT.
A small protest in the southern city of Hangzhou on Monday night was also quickly stopped with people swiftly arrested, according to social media footage verified by the BBC.Reports also say that police were stopping people and searching their phones to check if they had virtual private networks (VPNs) set up, as well as apps such as Telegram and Twitter which are blocked in China.On Monday, as Ghana beat South Korea in a classic World Cup clash, subtle changes to China's coverage of the match ensured viewers were not exposed to images of maskless supporters - and to a world moving on from Covid restrictions.One woman told news agency AFP that she and five of her friends who attended a protest in Beijing had received phone calls from police.Although our findings suggest that the COVID-19 effects on the microbiota do not persist post-recovery, further studies that incorporate antibody test results and viral load will enhance understanding of the impact on the gut microbiome of COVID-19, including disease severity and clinical manifestations.In one case, a police officer visited her friend's home after they failed to answer their phone and asked whether they had visited the protest site, stressing that it was an "illegal assembly".After Mohammed Kudus fired home the winner in the 68th minute, images of dancing and cheering fans - as well as shots of anxious South Korea fans - were beamed around the world.Another told Reuters that they were asked to show up at a police station to deliver a written record of their activities on Sunday night.Change the plan you will roll onto at any time during your trial by visiting the “Settings & Account” section.
"We are all desperately deleting our chat history," one Beijing protester told Reuters.Instead of being shown the raucous fans, Chinese viewers saw the reactions of South Korea's coach Paulo Bento and Ghana manager Otto Addo.These findings may help identify microbial targets and probiotic supplements for improving COVID-19 treatment."Police came to check the ID of one of my friends and then took her away.A few hours later they released her.The change is subtle but very deliberate." Police have also detained journalists covering the protests in recent days.COVID-19-positive patients were recruited from the pool of patients hospitalized at RWJUH, who had diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection, which was confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of saliva and/or nasal swabs.News agency Reuters said one of its journalists was briefly detained on Sunday before being released.It is not unusual for broadcasters at major tournaments to be given the option of choosing their own camera angles, and some often set a slight delay to allow the editing and selection of pictures before the public sees them.Compare Standard and Premium Digital here.
BBC journalist Ed Lawrence was also held for several hours while covering a protest in Shanghai on the same night.UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said his detention was "shocking and unacceptable", adding that Britain would raise concerns with China about its response to the protests.Image source, Image caption, Colourful images of crestfallen South Korea supporters were also missing from the coverage But in this case, the changes appear to have come after images of maskless fans celebrating in packed stadiums stoked anger in China, where snap lockdowns and restrictions remain commonplace and controversial.Specimens were collected from COVID-19-positive patients within 3 days of onset of illness.Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Police by the Liangma river bridge in Beijing on Tuesday - the location of a protest over the weekend But overseas Chinese have continued protesting, in at least a dozen cities across the world.Many also gathered outside Chinese embassies in major cities around the world like London, Paris and Tokyo, and universities in the US and Europe.An open letter questioning China's ongoing zero-Covid policies and asking if it was "on the same planet" as Qatar quickly spread on messaging app WeChat last week, before being censored.One expert suggested that local protests were not likely to die down any time soon, saying they were likely to "ebb and flow" because people were "not being called out to the streets in a controlled fashion.All of the medical records of the patients were reviewed to collect demographic characteristics, comorbidities, medical history, COVID-19 duration, and treatment.
.Even the state-backed Global Times newspaper has conceded that some fans are "choosing to watch the games at home with their families" as many Chinese cities remain under restrictions..they move between social media and the street".More on this story.Data pertinent to COVID-19 treatment was collected or corroborated during chart review, which included the use of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, systemic anticoagulation, corticosteroids, convalescent plasma, and remdesivir.But Drew Thompson, a visiting senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore, added that it was also important to note that Chinese police had "tremendous capacity..
., Rochester MN).[and] the ability of China to control these protests going forward...Total DNA was extracted from stool aliquots using the DNeasy PowerSoil HTP 96 Kit (QIAGEN, Valencia CA) following the manufacturer’s instructions.is quite high".
Censorship has gone into overdrive on Chinese social media platforms since the weekend's protests, to stop people seeing and discussing them.Tens of millions of posts have been filtered from search results, while media are muting their coverage of Covid in favour of upbeat stories about the World Cup and China's space achievements.Samples were pooled and purified with the QIAquick PCR Purification Kit (QIAGEN), and the pooled samples were quantified using the Quant-iT dsDNA Assay Kit, high sensitivity (Invitrogen) on a Qubit 2.It's a vastly different scene on Western social media platforms, which some Chinese people have taken to to share information including advice for protesters to avoid arrest.One account on Instagram - a platform which is blocked in China and accessible only through a VPN - published a "safety guide for friends in Shanghai and across the country" and included tips like wearing dark coloured clothing for anonymity and bringing along goggles and water in the event that tear gas is fired.Adhering to a zero-Covid policy Chinese officials have implied that complaints over China's tough Covid curbs were a result of "arbitrary measures" rolled out at a local level, rather than as a result of national guidelines.The 16S rRNA sequence data generated for this study have been deposited in QIITA open-source microbiome database ( ) under accession number: 14812.
"[There is an] over practice of containment measures [in some localities]...Briefly, the identification of OTUs was performed using the DADA2 plugin with quality filtering to trim the first six bases of each sequence with quality score< 35.that is not aligned to national policies," said Cheng You Quan of the National Disease Control and Prevention Administration at Tuesday's press conference."Local governments should show more responsibility and follow national guidelines, [instead of following practices like] arbitrarily stopping schools and industry.
We should name and shame as well as pursue criminal responsibility if necessary.Lockdowns should be quick and the removal of lockdowns should be equally quick." China remains the only major economy with a strict zero-Covid policy, with local authorities clamping down on even small outbreaks with mass testing, quarantines and snap lockdowns.While China developed its own Covid vaccines, they are not as good as the mRNA technology - such as the Pfizer and Moderna shots - used elsewhere.Two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine gives 90% protection against severe disease or death versus 70% with China's Sinovac.
The vaccines have also not been given to enough people.Far too few of the elderly - who are most likely to die from Covid - have been immunised.There is also very little "natural immunity" from people surviving infections as a consequence of stopping the virus in its tracks.It means new variants spread far more quickly than the virus that emerged three years ago and there is a constant risk of it being imported from countries that are letting the virus spread.More on this story.
MarkUrban01 MarkUrban01 You dgaf when you own ppl protested - or when Canadians, Americans, French, Germans, Australian, etc did ... in fact, you villainized ppl.
China Covid: Chinese TV censors shots of maskless World Cup fansAs anti-lockdown protests rock China, state TV tries to hide a world moving on from Covid. Bbc you're hypocrites Too late to change your tune you are complicit in this crime against humanity. The mental suffering is now beyond comprehension. The CCP don't want their people to see the real world that what has happened. The police is serving for the dictatorship who want to detain and attack the people who deeply love freedom and democracy.
Alterations of the fecal microbiota in relation to acute COVID-19 infection and recovery - Molecular BiomedicinePeople with acute COVID-19 due to SARS-CoV-2 infection experience a range of symptoms, but major factors contributing to severe clinical outcomes remain to be understood. Emerging evidence suggests associations between the gut microbiome and the severity and progression of COVID-19. To better understand the host-microbiota interactions in acute COVID-19, we characterized the intestinal microbiome of patients with active SARS-CoV-2 infection in comparison to recovered patients and uninfected healthy controls. We performed 16S rRNA sequencing of stool samples collected between May 2020 and January 2021 from 20 COVID-19-positive patients, 20 COVID-19-recovered subjects and 20 healthy controls. COVID-19-positive patients had altered microbiome community characteristics compared to the recovered and control subjects, as assessed by both α- and β-diversity differences. In COVID-19-positive patients, we observed depletion of Bacteroidaceae, Ruminococcaceae, and Lachnospiraceae, as well as decreased relative abundances of the genera Faecalibacterium, Adlercreutzia, and the Eubacterium brachy group. The enrichment of Prevotellaceae with COVID-19 infection continued after viral clearance; antibiotic use induced further gut microbiota perturbations in COVID-19-positive patients. In conclusion, we present evidence that acute COVID-19 induces gut microbiota dysbiosis with depletion of particular populations of commensal bacteria, a phenomenon heightened by antibiotic exposure, but the general effects do not persist post-recovery. RutgersU 'In COVID-19-positive patients, we observed depletion of Bacteroidaceae, Ruminococcaceae, and Lachnospiraceae, as well as decreased relative abundances of the genera Faecalibacterium, Adlercreutzia, and the Eubacterium brachy group'
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Newspaper headlines: China rocked by protests and Hancock out of jungleMonday's papers lead with the protests in Chinese cities over Beijing's strict zero-Covid policies. People on different continents are waking up to the corruption of their governments, how tf do we make overpaid celebrities out of ours though? What happened to Xi in virtual reality, after house arrest? I'm not sure China is all that concerned about whether Hancock is in or out of the jungle PunctuationMatters
No 10 condemns China after police beat and arrest BBC cameramanThe government has condemned China after video footage emerged of police arresting a BBC cameraman who was filming Covid-19 lockdown protests in Shanghai. I'm old enough to remember when the British government were arresting British journalists for covering protests a few weeks ago!
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