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China denies subjecting US diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests

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China on Thursday denied subjecting U.S. diplomats to COVID-19 anal tests following reports from Washington that some of its personnel were being made to undergo the procedure. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters at a daily briefing that “China has never asked U.S. diplomats in China to go through anal swab tests.” A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Washington was “committed to guaranteeing the safety and security of American diplomats and their families while preserving their dignity, consistent with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations as well...
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Pfizer is testing out a 3rd booster shot to bolster its COVID-19 vaccine against new variants

Pfizer is testing out a 3rd booster shot to bolster its COVID-19 vaccine against new variants

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Pfizer will continue its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial with the testing of third-dose booster shots.
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Pfizer and BioNTech will study whether a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.
The companies will offer booster shots to those who participated in their initial clinical trial.
Booster shots may be necessary to keep up with the coronavirus' mutations and new variants.
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Pfizer and BioNTech announced this morning that they plan to study the effects of a third COVID-19 vaccine dose in...
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The US accused China of forcing its diplomats to take anal swab tests for COVID-19

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A medical worker takes a throat swab for a COVID-19 test in Beijing, China.
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The State Department accused China of making its diplomats take anal COVID-19 tests, Vice reported .
A spokesperson told Vice that China said the tests were done "in error" after the US complained.
China said it doesn't require diplomats to take the tests, but didn't deny that it happened.
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The US has accused China of making its diplomats take anal swabs to test for COVID-19, and said China promised that diplomats wouldn't...
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