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Beijing on edge as city adds new quarantine centres

Residents of some parts of China's capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps Friday as the city government ordered faster construction of COVID-19 quarantine centres and field hospitals.

Looking at fresh produce in a supermarket in Beijing, China, on Nov. 25, 2022. (Ng Han Guan / AP)

Researchers test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a U.S. study published on Thursday.

A flu vaccine is readied at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) 

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