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US Grants Moderna $176 Million to Develop Bird Flu Vaccine
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US Grants Moderna $176 Million to Develop Bird Flu Vaccine

The U.S. government has awarded Moderna $176 million to develop a vaccine for bird flu. This funding is intended to support the research and development needed to create a vaccine that can effectively fight avian influenza. Bird flu, or avian influenza, is a viral infection that primarily affects birds but can occasionally infect humans. Recently, there has been an outbreak of bird flu, specifically the H5N1 strain, which has infected at least 132 dairy cow herds across 12 states in the U.S. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) links three human cases to exposure to sick cows. The virus was first detected in cows on March 25, as reported in late June. To address this outbreak, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that funding wil...
Pakistan Team Has One of the Best Batsmen in World, US Envoy
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Pakistan Team Has One of the Best Batsmen in World, US Envoy

US Ambassador Donald Blome has praised the Pakistan cricket team, saying they have one of the best batsmen in the world. Speaking to News Channel in Dallas before the Pakistan vs United States match in the T20 World Cup 2024, he mentioned how impressed he is with the team’s talent, particularly highlighting Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi. Ambassador Blome shared his excitement for the upcoming match and the impact it has on cricket in the United States. "It's really exciting. It's a thrill to be here and to see what this means for cricket in the United States," he said. He noted that cricket has a long history in the US, and the T20 World Cup is helping to bring the sport back into the spotlight. US Envoy Recalls Interaction with Pakistani Cricketers Blome recalled his recent meet...
Cows Infected with Bird Flu Have Died in Five US States
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Cows Infected with Bird Flu Have Died in Five US States

Bird flu has caused the death of cows in five U.S. states, as reported by state officials and academics. The affected states are South Dakota, Michigan, Texas, Ohio, and Colorado. This news highlights that bird flu, usually associated with poultry, can also infect and seriously harm cows, leading farmers to unexpected financial losses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has stated that while some have died from bird flu, most recover from the virus. However, the exact number of cows that have died or been culled in these states remains unclear. Since late March, this flu has affected dairy cows in over 80 herds across ten states. Secondary infections developed after it weakened the immune systems of some cows, leading to their death. Farmers culled other that failed to recove...
US President Biden Congratulates Narendra Modi on Election Win
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US President Biden Congratulates Narendra Modi on Election Win

US President Joe Biden extended his congratulations to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi following his recent electoral victory. In a phone call, Biden praised the strength of the US-India friendship and discussed upcoming plans for cooperation, including the visit of his national security adviser to India. The United States has expressed eagerness to collaborate with India in ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific region. This sentiment reflects the deepening ties between the two nations, driven by shared concerns about China's increasing influence. Despite these shared interests, concerns about human rights have been raised, particularly regarding the treatment of minorities in India. The US has emphasized its commitment to addressing these concerns openly with New Delhi while ac...
US Stopped Weapons Delivery to Israel Due to Rafah
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US Stopped Weapons Delivery to Israel Due to Rafah

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin revealed that the United States (US) has decided to delay sending powerful weapons to Israel. This decision was made due to concerns about potential harm to civilians in the Gaza city of Rafah. President Joe Biden made this choice because he worries that an Israeli attack in Rafah could endanger innocent people. Austin said the U.S. is also reconsidering other military aid to Israel. Austin's remarks mark a possible change in how the U.S. arms Israel. Israel relies on the U.S. for most of its weapons. After an attack by Hamas on October 7, President Biden promised strong support for Israel. He then sent billions of dollars worth of weapons to Israel. Austin emphasized that the U.S. remains fully committed to Israel's defense. However, he stressed th...