Month: June 2021

Council issues flood evacuation warning

first_imgEmail Twitter LIMERICK County Council has advised customers living close to flood prone areas along the Lower River Shannon to familiarise themselves with evacuation procedures. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Local Authority has warned of further flooding along the lower River Shannon owing to increasing levels of water in the Shannon system.  It said unprecedented rainfall levels and resultant record flooding along the River Shannon necessitated an increase in the amount of water that had to be released at Parteen Weir by the ESB.   The discharge levels at the ESB weir had been growing in recent days and resulted in the unavoidable release of higher volumes of water downstream this afternoon.Limerick County Council is advising customers from Montpelier downstream to Limerick City to familiarise themselves with a number of actions, as outlined on www.flooding.ie.  The actions that can be undertaken immediately prior to a flood to reduce damages and protect you and your family include:Advance Preparations:.    Be prepared to evacuate your home or business. Protect yourself, your family and others that need your help..    Have warm clothing and wellingtons ready. .    Have medication to hand (if needed)..    Put sandbags at any openings where the water could gain access..    Move your car to high ground if possible..    Have your mobile phone charged.    Listen to all public alerts issued by the Local Authority or emergency servicesActions to take if being evacuated:.    Turn off gas and electricity..    Disconnect cookers, washing machines, dishwashers, etc., connected by rigid pipes to prevent damaging the machine and the pipes..    Store any electrical items upstairs or above flood level..    Co-operate with emergency services and local authorities. You may be evacuated to emergency centres.     Close off the flow valves on propane tanks, oil drums, or other fuel containers that supply your home through pipes and fittings..    Move valuables and other items to safety. Place them above the flood level or upstairs. (It may be preferable to routinely store such items safely upstairs or on high shelves)..    Roll up carpets and rugs and place them out of harms way..    Empty furniture that cannot be moved and put the contents upstairs. .    Raise furniture that cannot be moved elsewhere on bricks or blocks. Move these pieces away from walls to assist the drying later. If pieces are too difficult to lift weigh   them down with a heavy object to prevent them floating and causing damage to windows, etc..    Remove curtains if there is time, if not tie them over the curtain rail..    Remove cabinet doors and internal doors if time allows, if not leave them open..    Unplug any exterior electrical connections such as outdoor lighting, pond pumps and filters. Advertisement Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Print NewsLocal NewsCouncil issues flood evacuation warningBy admin – November 24, 2009 509 Previous articleShoebar and transponder key cutting servicesNext articleSport vs reality TV adminlast_img read more

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dREA in running for Electric Picnic

first_imgNewsdREA in running for Electric PicnicBy Eric Fitzgerald – July 3, 2014 727 Advertisement LIMERICK artist dREA (Damien Drea) is in a long list of hopefuls competing to play at Electric Picnic 2014. The musician is one of 30 acts in the final stages of 2fm’s Play The Picnic with Oxfam. A shortlist of 10 contestants will be announced on Thursday July 9, all of which will play the 2fm Oxfam Stage at the festival which runs from Friday August 29. The overall winner will be added to the line-up for the Cosby Stage.dREA has entered the competition with his song ‘Animal’ from his new album ‘Bravest of All’. If you would like to lend your vote to dREA then log on to http://www.rte.ie/2fm/competitions/2014/0610/622814-play-the-picnic/Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Facebook Emailcenter_img Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleOur Nation’s Sons reach to the skyNext articleFive Limerick families lose homes in single day Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Printlast_img read more

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Former Mayor flies high for charity

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsFormer Mayor flies high for charityBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 996 Midwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association vice chairperson John Byrnes, Irish Parachute Club instructor Peter Breen, and Cllr Michael Sheahan taking part in a charity skydive on SundayMidwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association vice chairperson John Byrnes, Irish Parachute Club instructor Peter Breen, and Cllr Michael Sheahan taking part in a charity skydive on Sunday by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up FORMER Metropolitan Mayor Cllr Michael Sheahan ended his term in office on a high as he leapt from a plane 13,000 feet in the air on Sunday to raise funds for the Midwest Spinabifida & Hydrocephalus Association.The Fine Gael councillor, who also completed the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run 10k event in aid of the MWSA, described his skydive as “a wonderful experience”.He told the Limerick Post: “It was a long day, we were there from 8.30 in the morning and we didn’t jump until 8.30 that evening because of wind problems. I was worried that it would be cancelled but thankfully it wasn’t and it was well worth it.“I absolutely loved it. It was frighteningly exciting. Just as you’re leaning out of the plane, that’s when the second of doubt creeps in because it’s not natural, you’re leaning out into open space. But once you jump then you’re in freefall for a few seconds and you just have to go with the flow. You straighten yourself out then and I was floating down like a frog. It was lovely.”Cllr Sheahan added: “I’d recommend it to anybody with a bit of positivity about them. It’s a very unique way to raise money for charity as well. I would definitely do it again. I really enjoyed it and it was for a very good cause.”The City East councillor, who recently handed over the title of Metropolitan Mayor to Cllr Jerry O’Dea, says he is enjoying the break from “the cut and thrust” of civic events, but promises that he still has “plenty of issues to work on” between now and the next local elections in four years’ time.John Byrnes, vice chairperson of the MWSA, who joined Cllr Sheahan in the skydive with the Irish Parachute Club in Offaly, thanked the former Mayor for his support for the charity during his year in office.The Midwest Spina Bifida Association & Hydrocephalus is a voluntary organisation providing services to more than 100 families.Only 35 per cent of the charity’s funding comes from the HSE so it relies heavily on fundraising; all funds raised go directly towards its services.All its services are free of charge and include physiotherapy, orthotics, counselling for members and family, computer classes, cookery, leadership and self awareness development, summer camps, swimming and art lessons, wheelchair sports and more.For more information, or to make a donation, got to www.spinabifida.ie. WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp Print Twitter Linkedincenter_img Previous articleNew York welcomes The Lady DianaNext articleGarda vow on feuding gangs John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSCllr Michael SheahanIrish Parachute ClublimerickMidwest Spina Bifida Email Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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Homeless man ’emotionally exhausted’ by life on the streets

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Advertisement Twitter Email Linkedin Previous articleAustria tourists Shannon boundNext articleAnd Still, We Work Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsHomeless man ’emotionally exhausted’ by life on the streetsBy Alan Jacques – October 8, 2015 839 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Vedran Kohut a homeless man and his dog in their former camp near Westfields.By Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Vedran Kohut a homeless man and his dog in their former camp near Westfields.A HOMELESS Croatian man living rough on the streets of Limerick feels he has been left behind by society and now feels “emotionally exhausted” by the experience.Vedran Kohut and his canine companion, Evelyn, have slept in 29 cities across Europe since 2013. The 36-year-old arrived in Limerick in March 2015 and had, for a time, been living in a makeshift camp along the banks of the River Shannon.In the last three years, Vedran and his faithful companion have been homeless in France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia, Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina.Since arriving in Limerick, he claims that none of Limerick’s homeless shelters would accommodate his pet, which he refers to as a therapy dog to help him deal with his mental health issues. He told the Limerick Post that he has been attacked and had his tent burnt down during his time in the city, which lead to a breakdown and a period in hospital.“I was doing my best to keep myself healthy, mentally and physically. I feel I have been completely left behind by some public services, especially when I was dealing with the council’s homeless team,” Vedran said.“I am now emotionally exhausted and probably in need of another recovery period in hospital. I only managed to get a little bit of work since March, mostly because nobody would employ me with my current situation. I have had to borrow money from family and friends and I have been living for at least six months with less than €5 a day in my pocket.”Earlier this year, Vedran had his passport and other documents and valuables including a laptop stolen while travelling by train from Galway to Dublin. He now feels desperate, is in need of support, and does not know where to turn.“I am grateful for all the help I have received from people in Limerick but what I really need is to be treated fairly by public services such as the social welfare office,” he concluded. Facebook TAGSAlan JacqueshomelesshomelessnesslimerickVedran Kohut Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print WhatsApplast_img read more

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Public opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish Aid

first_imgEmail Twitter TAGSIrish Aidlimerick Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleCouncil to put brakes on dangerous driving in RathkealeNext articleLimerick Chamber members to benefit from new digital strategy Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsPublic opinion sought on work of Limerick based Irish AidBy Staff Reporter – September 18, 2017 1595 Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads WhatsApp The Irish Aid offices in Limerick The Irish Aid offices in LimerickPUBLIC submissions on the Irish Aid programme, headquartered in Limerick, are being sought by the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence.Under its review of the Irish Aid programme, the cross party committee wants to hear people’s views on the work carried out by Irish Aid abroad.In 2017 Irish Aid accounts for over €485 million of voted expenditure. That accounts for approximately 80 per cent of Ireland’s official development assistance (ODA), with the remainder disbursed by other Government Departments (a total of €651 million).Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Aid office moved to Limerick in 2009 and retains 90 jobs throughout its continued existence in the city centre.Now, the committee is seeking to hear the voice of the people on the work of the State body and committee chairman Brendan Smith TD said that “the review will focus on expenditure and value for money, but will also focus on results and impact, including in a number of specific policy areas, including climate change and the development and humanitarian aspects of the migration crisis.“Despite improvements in levels of extreme poverty, there remain huge development challenges in the most impoverished regions of the world.“Humanitarian crises are on an unprecedented scale. This review will provide an opportunity to highlight some of those very serious challenges and how the Government is responding.“As Ireland’s economic recovery continues, it is also timely for the Joint Committee to take a closer look at the proportion of Gross National Income (GNI) being allocated to overseas aid and how Ireland is meeting its international commitments in that regard.The Joint Committee is now seeking submissions from interested parties and stakeholders.Details of how to make a submission are available by clicking here and the closing date deadline for receipt of submissions is Friday, 13 October.See more news here Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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Limerick council to remove asbestos after air tests

first_imgNewsHealthLimerick council to remove asbestos after air testsBy Editor – November 9, 2017 4049 Previous articleMore Limerick people availing of cancer counselling serviceNext articleLimerick TD expects progress on pension discrimination Editor Email Print Facebook Beyond the neon runes TAGSAsbestosattic spaceCarew Parkhealth riskHot PressHSElimerickLimerick City and Council Councilremovalspecialist consultantsVale Avenue Twitter 10-year-olds beating horses ‘up and down’ in Carew Park Advertisementcenter_img Contractor removing asbestos coatingAs part of the thermal upgrade programme, Limerick City and County Council is to conduct a series of air tests in Vale Avenue, Carew Park beginning this Friday.The testing is being carried out after a survey detected asbestos material in fire resistant packing rope in the hot press area and attic space of the houses.Asbestos was used extensively in building materials in Ireland and internationally up until the late 1990s, due to its insulating, sound absorbing, and fire retarding capabilities.  Almost all buildings constructed before 2000 are likely to have some asbestos containing material.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Intact and undisturbed asbestos materials do not pose a health risk. However, they can become a concern if they are damaged, deteriorate over time or are otherwise disturbed.Limerick City and County Council has decided to remove the asbestos material and is liaising with the HSE in relation to the issue.The first stage of the process is air testing, followed by a temporary sealing off of the area, removal of the asbestos material and a follow-up air test.Letters explaining the situation, along with a HSE information leaflet, have been hand delivered to the residents in Vale Avenue, Carew Park.The letter outlines the steps Limerick City and County Council are taking in order to remove the asbestos, while officials from the local authority will be present to further explain the process.Specialist consultants and accredited contractors, who are experienced in the removal of asbestos, have been engaged to oversee and complete the necessary removal activities.See more news here Hot Press award for Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick Linkedin WhatsApp Anti social behaviour trapping residents in their homes Watch: Sheil confident Pike can compete on all fronts in 2018/2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Stray horses raise injury concerns in Limerick’s Carew Parklast_img read more

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Gardaí arrest three men in Limerick for burglary

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSGardaíKeeping Limerick Postedlimerick Advertisement Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Previous articleExtensive lineup for ALL IN #2Next articlePodcast: June 13, 2019 – Limerick Post News Roundup Meghann Scully Gardai are still looking for a second man who fled from the stolen carAs part of an intelligence led operation, Gardaí have arrested three men, (aged 20s, 50s and 70s), in relation to a burglary at a business premises in Raheen Business Park, Co Limerick in the early hours of Thursday 13th June, 2019.Shortly before 4am, Detective Gardaí from the Roxboro Road District, supported by the Regional Armed Support Unit, carried out the operation which resulted in the arrest of the three men.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They were brought to Henry Street and Roxboro Road Garda Stations where they are currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007. Email NewsCrime & CourtGardaí arrest three men in Limerick for burglaryBy Meghann Scully – June 13, 2019 1325 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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Seven candidates vie for JP office

first_img Facebook Previous articleCity plans attorney replacementNext articleFive things you need to know today, Feb. 8 admin Local NewsGovernment Facebook Pinterest Twitter 2018 Election Facts First day of early voting: Feb. 20.Last day of early voting: March 2.Election Day: March 6. Seven candidates vie for JP officecenter_img By admin – February 8, 2018 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Top row from left: Steven Westfall, Sheryl Jones, Missi Walden.Bottom row from left: Matthew Stringer, Marvin Jennings, Gary Dunda. Not pictured: Jet Brown. Voters are going to have a plethora of names to sort through in the upcoming March primary, particularly in the race for the Ector County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace position, which has seven different candidates vying for the vacant seat.The seat became vacant in early January after Judge Christopher Clark resigned the position to fill the seat of County Court at Law No. 2, which itself was vacated in late December following the resignation of Judge Scott Layh.Clark said he felt the need to assume the position as soon as possible due to the possible backlog that could occur should it be left vacant for too long. While Precinct 2 Senior Deputy Clerk Nicki Palmer said the vacant Justice of the Peace seat hasn’t suffered from too much of a backlog as of yet since Clark left the position, that could change should county commissioners not fill it soon. However, with seven candidates running to fill that seat, it’s tough to say if it may be filled before the March primary, and with seven candidates, it’s likely there will be a runoff election in May.Justices of the Peace handle class C misdemeanor cases, like traffic tickets, and small claim civil cases with a jurisdictional limit of $10,000, like land lord and tenant disputes.The seven candidates running for the vacant seat are Missi Walden, Sheryl Jones, Matt Stringer, Jet Brown, Gary Dunda, Steven Westfall and Marvin Jennings.Missi Walden said she is the most qualified of the seven, as she holds the most experience in a courtroom. Walden has served as a court coordinator for the past 13 years, most recently in Judge John Smith’s 161st District Court for the last seven years, and worked as a legal assistant for 14 years prior at the law firm of Shafer, Davis, O’Leary & Stoker, Inc.“With the district courts, I’ve scheduled all the hearings and managed the court,” Walden said. “I know how things should be run. That definitely gives me a step up from my opponents, who have never been in courtrooms to see how hearings are held.”Candidate Marvin Jennings said he has been in a courtroom and he’s experienced both sides of the court system. Jennings has been both a plaintiff and a defendant and wants to bring that experience to the judge’s seat.Jennings had a number of charges throughout the ‘90s when he was in his late 20s with jail records from Tom Green County showing he was charged with several offenses, including assault, injury to a child and theft. But Jennings said he was not convicted on any of those charges, which were dismissed, and said he made some bad choices in his life after a bad divorce. He said he had also been on the plaintiff’s side of the courtroom as a landlord during tenant disputes for issues like evictions.“We’ve all got a few scars,” Jennings said. “I’ve just had some rough trails in life.”Currently, Jennings is the chief of the Gardendale Volunteer Fire Department and a lay pastor at West Texas Cowboy Church.While candidate Sheryl Jones doesn’t have experience working in a courtroom, she said she is better equipped to fill the position than her competitors due to her experience in law enforcement. Jones dealt with the courts when she was employed with the Odessa Police Department, working as a juvenile detective and an accident investigator. She says she has an eye for detail, as she worked on training the Texas Department of Public Safety on the Texas Criminal Information Center Database and the National Criminal Information Center database and running inquiries in those systems.Despite her background in law enforcement, she said she isn’t worried about showing any bias toward police in the courtroom.“I use common sense,” Jones said. “And there’s two sides to every story.”Matthew Stringer has no judicial experience, working at his family’s jewelry store Diamonds in Midland, but said he spent time studying the jurisdiction and responsibilities of the court, and has been involved with Texas legislature working as a delegate for the state Republican party, a delegate to the Republican National Convention, and was a Republican presidential elector for Texas’ 11th congressional district during the 2016 election.Stringer said his main goal is to increase accountability for the position, providing an annual report to people that shows what the office’s budget was, how much money they spent and how many cases they handled, to show what the taxpayer’s money goes towards.“I want to make the court accountable to the people it serves,” Stringer said. “I think that will help boost taxpayer confidence in our local government.”Gary Dunda, while not directly working with law enforcement, previously campaigned to be Ector County Sheriff and is a former game warden in Ector County. He said he’s running on a campaign of serving the public just as he did as a game warden, and is focused on tackling the backlog that may be piled up once someone takes the office.“I’ve always been interested in law of some sort, and when this came about, I thought it was one more thing I can do for the people of Ector County,” Dunda said. “I also want to serve the people just as I did as game warden: Fair, honest and impartial.”Candidate Steven Westfall said he will be available to citizens. This includes keeping his office open during lunchtime, as the Justice of the Peace offices currently close from noon to 1 p.m. when they are open Monday through Friday.“As a private process server, I’m constantly at the courthouse, and I noticed the JP’s office was usually always closed during lunch hour, and sometimes they’d be closed early,” Westfall said. “I want to make this position available to the public during those hours.”Westfall said to do this, he’d bring his own lunch or order something. But Palmer said this might be difficult, as the main door to the office is closed during lunch, and should Westfall want it to remain open, that would require the other justices of the peace to remain open as well.“He’s not the only JP in this office,” Palmer said. “So, coming in, you can’t basically make your own rules.”The final candidate, Jet Brown, said this position would fit in line with what he does now in the oil and gas industry. Brown said he was previously a consultant with ConocoPhillips for about 17 years, and is currently the CEO for Permian Truck and helping develop management systems for Warrior Crane Services.“I think I can bring efficiencies to the court system and what I did with Conoco and at Permian Trucking is take everything paperless,” Brown said.One common goal they had at ConocoPhillips was to protect the people in the oil and gas industry, and Brown said he would have that same mindset in protecting the people of Ector County should he be elected.“I want Odessa to be a good, safe place for our children to grow up in, and I don’t want them to leave,” Brown said.Election Day is March 6, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be early voting available from Feb. 20 to March 2.Just The Facts WhatsApp What: Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.How long: Four Years.Salary: $63,712; auto allowance – $5,050; fringe benefits – $28,578.last_img read more

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Volunteer army helps Florida elders book coveted COVID shots

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Sinovac Receives Conditional Marketing Authorization in China for its COVID-19 Vaccine

first_img WhatsApp Sinovac Receives Conditional Marketing Authorization in China for its COVID-19 Vaccine By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA) (“Sinovac” or the “Company”), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, today announced that the China National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has granted a conditional marketing authorization (CMA) to Sinovac for CoronaVac, Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine in individuals aged 18 and above. Sinovac began rolling submission to the NMPA since September 2020 and the NMPA carried out rolling reviews when the submission was made. As of February 4, 2021, the Company made more than 40 submissions to the NMPA. After obtaining the preliminary efficacy results, Sinovac formally filed for application of a conditional marketing authorization on February 3, 2021. The approval is based on the results of the two-month data of phase III clinical trials. The final results are not yet available, and the efficacy and safety results shall be further confirmed. Mr. Yin Weidong, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, said, “Being granted a conditional marketing authorization for CorornaVac is a significant milestone for Sinovac after commencing development at the beginning of 2020. We show our respect and appreciation to the volunteers for their contribution to this research and thank all experts, scientists and partners who participated in this international collaborative project. The COVID-19 pandemic continues around the world, and the fight is far from over. We look forward to providing safe and effective vaccines to as many individuals as possible to combat this epidemic by increasing the vaccination rate. It is our sincere hope that people’s lives and social and economic activities can return to normal as soon as possible, and that we can wear a smile without masks.” CoronaVac is being used under emergency use approval (EUA) in Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey and Chile. Sinovac is also actively seeking regulatory approval of CoronaVac in other countries and regions around the world in an effort to maximize global accessibility and affordability of the COVID-19 vaccine and to ensure global prevention and mitigate spread. About Sinovac Sinovac Biotech Ltd. is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccines that protect against human infectious diseases. Sinovac’s product portfolio includes vaccines against enterovirus71 (EV71), hepatitis A and B, seasonal influenza, 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (“PPV”), H5N1 pandemic influenza (avian flu), H1N1 influenza (swine flu), varicella vaccine and mumps. Healive, the hepatitis A vaccine manufactured by the Company, has passed the assessment under WHO prequalification procedures in 2017. The EV71 vaccine, an innovative vaccine developed by Sinovac against hand foot and mouth disease caused by EV71, was commercialized in China in 2016. In 2009, Sinovac was the first company worldwide to receive approval for its H1N1 influenza vaccine, which it has supplied to the Chinese Government’s vaccination campaign and stockpiling program. The Company is also the only supplier of the H5N1 pandemic influenza vaccine to the government stockpiling program. The Company is developing a number of new products including COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, a Sabin-strain inactivated polio vaccine and combined vaccines. Sinovac primarily sells its vaccines in China, while also exploring growth opportunities in international markets. The Company is seeking market authorization of its products in over 30 countries outside of China. For more information please see the Company’s website at www.sinovac.com. Safe Harbor Statement This announcement may include certain statements that are not descriptions of historical facts, but are forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates” and similar statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any such statements. In particular, the outcome of any litigation is uncertain, and the Company cannot predict the potential results of the litigation it filed or filed against it by others. Additionally, the triggering of a shareholder rights plan is nearly unprecedented, and the Company cannot predict the impact on the Company or its stock price as a result of the trigger of the rights plan. This announcement contains forward-looking information about the Company’s efforts to develop a potential COVID-19 vaccine that involves substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the uncertainties inherent in research and development, including the ability to meet anticipated clinical endpoints, commencement and/or completion dates for clinical trials, regulatory submission dates, regulatory approval dates and/or launch dates, as well as risks associated with clinical data (including the Phase III trial data); the ability to produce comparable clinical or other results, including the rate of vaccine effectiveness and safety and tolerability profile observed to date, in additional analyses of the Phase III trials or in larger, more diverse populations upon commercialization; the risk that clinical trial data are subject to differing interpretations and assessments, and by regulatory authorities; the risk that we may not be able to create or scale up manufacturing capacity on a timely basis or have access to logistics or supply channels commensurate with global demand for any potential approved vaccine, which would negatively impact our ability to supply the estimated numbers of doses of our vaccine candidate; uncertainties regarding the ability to obtain recommendations public health authorities; uncertainties regarding the impact of COVID-19 on our business, operations and financial results; and competitive developments. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005305/en/ CONTACT: Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Helen Yang Tel: +86-10-8279-9871 or +86-10-5693-1897 Fax: +86-10-6296-6910 Email:[email protected] Inc. Bill Zima U.S.: 1-646-308-1707 Email:[email protected] KEYWORD: INDONESIA MIDDLE EAST UNITED ARAB EMIRATES BRAZIL TURKEY CHINA CHILE SOUTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC EUROPE INDUSTRY KEYWORD: INFECTIOUS DISEASES BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH SOURCE: Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/08/2021 07:30 AM/DISC: 02/08/2021 07:31 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005305/en TAGS  Previous articleTumelo Skin Care Introduces So Sensitive! Body LotionNext articleMatterkind Expands Global Reach with Two Strategic Hires Digital AIM Web Support Twittercenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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