14 February 2021 Security News
Other Security News
- Biden says substance of Trump impeachment "not in dispute" despite Senate acquittal People's Daily 14 Feb 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden said late Saturday that though most Republican senators voted to acquit former President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection leading to the deadly violence on Capitol on Jan. 6, the "substance of the charge" in the impeachment trial was not in dispute.
- Trump acquittal: Biden calls for vigilance to defend 'fragile democracy' Press TV 14 Feb 2021 -- US President Joe Biden has called on Americans to defend democracy after his predecessor Donald Trump was acquitted by the Senate, saying "democracy is fragile."
- Senate Acquits Trump in His Second Impeachment Trial VOA 14 Feb 2021 -- The U.S. Senate on Saturday acquitted former President Donald Trump of inciting insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last month after he urged hundreds of his supporters to confront lawmakers as they were certifying that he had lost last November's election to Democrat Joe Biden.
- Trump acquitted in 2nd U.S. Senate impeachment trial People's Daily 14 Feb 2021 -- U.S. Senate voted on Saturday and acquitted former President Donald Trump, concluding his second impeachment trial which is the shortest one in the U.S. history.
- Several Deaths From Ebola Reported in Guinea, Health Minister Says Awaiting Final Analysis Sputnik 14 Feb 2021 -- At least three people have died from Ebola in Guinea, the first deaths at the hands of the disease the since 2016, Health Minister Col. Remy Lamah said.
COVID-19 Pandemic News
- Post-COVID Symptoms Will Have Profound Impact on Global Health VOA 14 Feb 2021 -- The World Health Organization says debilitating post-COVID-19 symptoms in patients will have an impact on global health because of the magnitude of the pandemic.
- Rich countries snap up 70% of global vaccines, challenging vaccine equity: report Global Times 14 Feb 2021 -- Some high-income countries have snapped up about 70 percent of coronavirus vaccines that would be available in 2021, which, together with other issues such as production capacity, would largely threaten equal and timely global vaccine provisions, said a recent report on The Lancet.
- New Coronavirus Cases Falling in US VOA 14 Feb 2021 -- The number of new U.S. coronavirus cases has fallen below 100,000 in recent days, but a health official warned Sunday the pandemic is far from under control.
- U.S. records nearly 1,000 coronavirus variants infections People's Daily 14 Feb 2021 -- Nearly 1,000 infection cases of coronavirus variants have been reported in a total of 44 U.S. states, according to the latest data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- US hospitals warn of severe shortage of medical supplies as pandemic rages Press TV 14 Feb 2021 -- Hospitals around the United States warn that they are facing a sever shortage of crucial personal protective equipment (PPE) and other COVID-related medical supplies that could complicate testing and vaccine programs.
- U.S. Reports 88,193 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases, 3,317 Deaths SPA 14 Feb 2021 -- The United States of America reported today 88,193 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,317 death cases.
- Expert team on COVID-19 virus origins to publish reports soon: WHO chief People's Daily 14 Feb 2021 -- An independent expert team to study the origins of the COVID-19 virus is working on a summary report expected to be published next week, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Friday.
- WHO experts slam NYT for twisting, misquoting their words on virus origins probe Global Times 14 Feb 2021 -- WHO experts who recently visited Wuhan slammed the New York Times for twisting their words and casting shadows over the efforts to uncover the origins of the virus, after the newspaper accused China of refusing to hand over sensitive data to WHO experts.
- WHO experts slam NYT report on China trip, say they were 'misquoted' People's Daily 14 Feb 2021 -- Scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently took to Twitter to refute claims in a New York Times article that Chinese scientists refused to hand over important data during their trip to China to study the origin of the COVID-19 virus.
- China Slams US Finger-Pointing After White House Doubts Beijing's Transparency on COVID Origin Sputnik 14 Feb 2021 -- On Friday, World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that all hypotheses related to the origins of the coronavirus "remain open and require further analysis and studies", following a month-long WHO mission in Wuhan, China.
- US should stop 'pointing fingers' at China over pandemic: Embassy Press TV 14 Feb 2021 -- China has shot back at the United States for raising concerns about the World Health Organization (WHO)'s latest report on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic after a month-long field investigation in the Asian country, saying Washington should stop "pointing fingers" at Beijing over the outbreak.
- Chinese embassy rebukes US over WHO COVID-19 origins investigation Global Times 14 Feb 2021 -- China welcomes the return of the US to the World Health Organization (WHO) while stating it is difficult for the US to win back global confidence given the country's behaviors over recent years that has damaged international cooperation, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in the US said Sunday, calling for the US to take real actions rather than pointing fingers at others.
- Chinese mainland reports no new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases People's Daily 14 Feb 2021 -- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported seven new COVID-19 cases, all imported, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
- French President Macron Says Russian, Chinese Vaccines Crucial for Beating Coronavirus Sputnik 14 Feb 2021 -- French President Emmanuel Macron has insisted that Russian and Chinese vaccines should play a bigger role in a coordinated global effort to beat the coronavirus pandemic, which he called a "world war."
- Report: British Scientists Developing Universal COVID Vaccine VOA 14 Feb 2021 -- There are 108.5 million global COVID-19 infections, Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported early Sunday. The U.S. has the most cases at 27.5 million, followed by India with 10.9 million and Brazil with 9.8 million.
- Serbia Donates Thousands Of Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine To North Macedonia RFE/RL 14 Feb 2021 -- Serbia has donated 4,680 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to neighboring North Macedonia, which has struggled to secure any vaccine supplies for its population of 2.1 million.
- Russia Reports 14,185 New COVID-19 Cases, 430 Deaths SPA 14 Feb 2021 -- Russia reported 14,185 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 1,559 in Moscow, taking the national infection tally to 4,071,883 since the pandemic began, according to Reuters.
- Steady Decline in Number of Deaths; Daily Fatalities below 100 India PIB 14 Feb 2021 -- India has been recording a steady decline in the number of daily new deaths since 1st October 2020. 92 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
- Official: COVID-19 claims 62 more lives in Iran IRNA 14 Feb 2021 -- Some 62 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 58,945, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday.
- As many as 322 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, 282 Recoveries Reported in Saudi Arabia, Health Ministry Spokesman Says SPA 14 Feb 2021 -- Official Spokesman of the Ministry of Health Dr. Muhammad Al-Abdulaali said, in a statement here today, that 322 new confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) have been reported in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, bringing the total number to 372,732, including 2,714 active cases receiving necessary medical care.
- Vietnam reports case of COVID-19 from Taiwan CNA 14 Feb 2021 -- Vietnam has reported a COVID-19 case that involved a recent arrival from Taiwan, Health and Welfare Minister Chen Shih-chung (é™³æ™‚ä¸) said Sunday.
- Chile reports 1.8 mln people vaccinated against COVID-19 Global Times 14 Feb 2021 -- A total of 1,817,266 people have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) so far as part of the nation's mass vaccination plan that began on Feb. 3, the Chilean Ministry of Health reported Saturday.
- Chile's president gets first dose of Chinese vaccine, delivers message of confidence People's Daily 14 Feb 2021 -- Chile's President Sebastian Pinera on Friday received the first dose of the CoronaVac vaccine developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac against the novel coronavirus disease, along with those aged 71 and over.
- Egypt Reports 600 New COVID-19 Cases SPA 14 Feb 2021 -- Egypt reported 600 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 36 new deaths, during the past 24 hours.
- Auckland, New Zealand on Lockdown Amid Fears of New COVID Strain Spreading After Unexplained Cases Sputnik 14 Feb 2021 -- New Zealand has won international praise for its tackling of the coronavirus pandemic, with the island country going months without community transmission.
- Lebanon Expects to Involve Private Companies in Procuring Russia's Sputnik V, Lawmaker Says Sputnik 14 Feb 2021 -- Lebanon expects to procure Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V through private companies, as the country will not be able to allocate public funds for this purpose, Assem Araji, the head of the Lebanese parliament's health committee, told Sputnik.
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