China growth hopes rest on troubled local government financing vehicles

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If the Chinese government is able to reach its economic growth target of 5.5 per cent this year, it will be due in part to retail investors such as Jane Song. In May, Song invested Rmb200,000 ($29,600) in a fixed-income wealth management product issued by a local government financing vehicle in eastern Shandong province. A … Read more

Frustration, anger in S.F.’s LGBTQ community over government response to monkeypox outbreak

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As the city of San Francisco declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to rising cases of monkeypox, members of San Francisco’s LGBTQ community expressed frustration and anger over the government’s response. Referring to the population most affected by the outbreak so far, Health Officer Susan Philip on Thursday said officials wanted “to affirm … Read more

New COVID-19 Vaccine to Be Available for San Diego Adults

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San Diego County adults looking for a more traditional vaccine against COVID-19 will soon be able to get Novavax, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. Novavax, which is currently being used around the world, will be available in the region as soon as this weekend, County health officials said. The vaccine was … Read more

Air pollution IS causing dementia: UK Government advisers acknowledge link for first time

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Air pollution is fuelling a rise in dementia, the UK Government has acknowledged for the first time. Toxic airborne particles from cars and fossil fuels have long been associated with rapidly increasing rates of the disease in the UK and the developed world. Now, a major independent review has confirmed the link after analysing dozens … Read more