How COVID-19 vaccines developed in China, Russia and elsewhere could impact the pandemic

Jessica Wong

Countries such as China, Russia, India and Cuba are developing and distributing their own COVID-19 vaccines, marking a biotechnology milestone for many of them.

Here’s a closer look at how they’re doing it and what that means for the world, including Western countries such as Canada.

Which countries outside Europe and North America are furthest along in developing COVID-19 vaccines?

The highest-profile members of this group include Russia and China. The Sputnik V viral-vector vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute in Russia, and the inactivated vaccines from China’s Sinovac and Sinopharm have already been ordered, donated or used

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Walk-Ins for COVID-19 Shots Now Welcome at the Oregon Convention Center and Elsewhere

Jessica Wong

This is the week that supply surged past the backlog of demand for COVID-19 vaccines in Portland.

The metro area had seen the highest vaccine demand in the state. Now Portland, like much of Oregon, is seeing a lot of doses remaining available, so many that the wait for a shot has completely evaporated. Appointments are no longer required.

Walk-ins for vaccinations are now welcome at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest vaccination site in the state, as well as the Portland International Airport drive-through site, run by Oregon Health & Science University.

And there are walk-in appointments now at

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Tre Webb to continue his path to the NFL elsewhere after transferring

Jessica Wong
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San Jose State defensive back Tre Webb (6-foot-2, 202) announced that he has entered the transfer portal and schools quickly flooded his phone with interest. Utah, Mississippi State and Washington State are among the schools to reach out.

“I was going to enter the NFL draft this year the coaches had given me a sixth round grade at San Jose State when I sat down for my exit interview,” Webb told 247Sports.com. “Then, I found out my dad had fell sick. I wanted to be close to him. Now that

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Alexandar Georgiev’s Next Save: Here or Elsewhere

Jessica Wong

The New York Rangers’ season has ended, and following the promotion of Chris Drury to President and General Manager, there are a lot of decisions to be made about the future of the roster. One of those decisions involves goaltending, specifically Alexandar Georgiev.

Back in October of 2020, the New York Rangers signed Georgiev to a two-year, $2.425 million contract. The AAV ended up being higher than was expected, as Georgiev was coming off an entry-level contract, but it allowed the Rangers to avoid an arbitration hearing. With the departure of Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers deal with Georgiev, last

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Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ spotted filming at the Whately Diner, elsewhere in Western Massachusetts

Jessica Wong

America’s favorite fictional serial killer is back — and filming in Western Massachusetts.

Filming for the newest installment of Showtime’s award-winning TV show “Dexter” wrapped up Friday in Whately. The crew will leave Sunday, after spending the last week at the Whately Diner, according to the Greenfield Recorder.

The show follows Dexter Morgan, a forensic bloodstain pattern analyst and serial killer in Miami, who kills based on a moral code. The new 10-episode limited series releasing in the fall is set to take place in the fictional town of Iron Lake, N.Y., coming out seven years after the original

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