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Japanese scientists develop radical new vaccine that could prevent future coronavirus pandemics

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Japanese scientists have developed a vaccine that successfully stopped five different types of coronaviruses, including COVID-19. 

Stopping the source: The study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, looked at ways to halt future pandemics by vaccinating against severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-related) coronaviruses, a species of viruses consisting of many known strains.

Film Director Says He Was Assaulted, Blamed for Coronavirus in LA

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A Los Angeles-based film director posted on social media that he was attacked by an unidentified individual while going to Starbucks in downtown LA on Tuesday morning.

Kevin Tsai, who works for Basewood Studios, was with his friend, Jeremy Jung, on March 16, when a man allegedly tackled him to the ground between 11:30 a.m. and noon around Main Street, the 23-year-old director told NextShark.

UK Teen Sentenced to 18 Months ‘Youth Rehab’ for Racist ‘Coronavirus’ Attack on Singaporean Student

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A 16-year-old boy in the U.K. has been sentenced to 18 months of “youth rehabilitation” after being convicted for racially attacking a Singaporean student last year.

The teen, who targeted Jonathan Mok for having the “coronavirus,” was found guilty of racially aggravated grievous bodily harm in a trial at Highbury Corner Youth Court earlier this month.

Missouri Restaurant Deletes Social Media Accounts After Hanging Racist ‘Coronavirus’ Pinata

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A St. Louis County restaurant faced backlash for a racist piñata it displayed as it kept doors open to customers despite COVID-19 lockdown orders.

On May 4, Camila’s Tex Mex, located in Eureka, MO, allowed people to enter its establishment due to poor weather conditions even though St. Louis County is currently under lockdown, according to Riverfront Times.