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4 US diplomats were hit by 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms in Geneva and Paris last summer, report says

The US Embassy in Paris seen in 2019.Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images Four US diplomats appeared to victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome" last summer, the WSJ reported. Three worked in Geneva and one in Paris, The Journal said. One was flown to the US for medical care. At least 200 US diplomats, officials, and personnel have reported such symptoms since 2016. At least 4 US diplomats stationed in Europe appeared to be victims of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome," The Wall Street Jour...
Tags: Europe, Science, Russia, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Paris, News UK, Moscow, Geneva, State Department, Cia, Wall Street Journal, Havana, Journal, WSJ


A declassified 2018 State Dept report suggests noises linked to 'Havana Syndrome' were probably just crickets

Close-up of a cricket (not the species in the story) perching outdoors. Andrew Casson/EyeEm/Getty Images An advisory group for the State Department analyzed sounds associated with the "Havana syndrome." The 2018 report, now declassified, found the sound was likely made by a particularly loud cricket. The report found that the sounds were not likely to have caused the potential medical effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 2018 State Department inquiry into the lou...
Tags: Science, White House, US, Trends, Cricket, News UK, Pentagon, Associated Press, Jamaica, State Department, Cuba, Havana, Los Alamos National Laboratory, BuzzFeed News, New York Times Read, Havana Cuba


The State Department Has Reportedly Been Hacked

The U.S. State Department was purportedly the victim of a serious cyber attack in recent weeks, according to a Fox News report published on Saturday. The extent of breach and when it was discovered are currently unknown.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Crime, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Computing, Fox News, State Department, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, U S State Department, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Cyber Command, Computer Network Security, Cyberwarfare In The United States


Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 July 2021

The new London Mount tourist attraction looks nothing like its publicity pictures. See article, below. 369 Supporters (unchanged from last week) Target :  400  Please Join Here Good morning I’d like to start with a shout-out to the passing of a man who was one of the most creative and inventive pioneers of direct marketing in the US.  You probably don’t know his name, but you surely will remember some of the dozens of products he not only sold, but also personally design...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, England, Science, London, France, Hotels, China, Germany, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter


The State Department warns Americans not to fly to UK because of its COVID-19 outbreak

The US State Department has urged Americans to not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19. Richard Baker/Getty Images The US State Department has told Americans not to travel to the UK due to a surge in COVID-19 cases there. "Do not travel to the United Kingdom due to COVID-19," the agency wrote in an updated advisory. COVID-19 cases in the UK continue to rise, with nearly 40,000 new infections reported on Monday. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US State Departm...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Cdc, Trends, United Kingdom, State Department, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, US State Department, Coronavirus, COVID, Travel Health Notice, Speed desk, Natalie Musumeci, Do Not Travel


A former CIA officer opens up about his Havana Syndrome: 3 years of headaches, early retirement, and a fight for care

Marc Polymeropoulos, a retired CIA officer, believes he was attacked in Moscow in 2017. Marc Polumeropoulous; Sergey Alimov/Getty Images; Gary Hershorn/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Insider Victims of the mysterious Havana Syndrome have brain injuries without ever hitting their heads. More than 130 US personnel have reported symptoms following incidents in Cuba, China, Russia, and the US. A leading theory suggests microwave attacks may be the cause, but evidence is scant. See more stories on...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, White House, China, Iraq, Russia, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Washington Dc, House


Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Genetics, Harvard, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department


US officials may have avoided the coronavirus lab-leak theory to avoid associations with controversial gain-of-function research

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Scientists haven't ruled out the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a lab. US agencies have given grants to a nonprofit that funds laboratories that alter coronaviruses. So US officials may have dismissed the lab leak theory to avoid association with this research. See more stories on Insider's business page. Is the best way to protect people from a dangerous virus to cr...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Lab, Leak, Rand Paul, World Health Organization, State Department, Getty, Anthony Fauci, Nih


Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab-leak theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origins

Dr. Anthony Fauci testifying at a US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine COVID-19 on September 23. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said researchers should stay open-minded about the coronavirus pandemic's origins. Some have speculated the deadly COVID-19 virus leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China. Fauci said a "fair, open investigation" was needed to determine the real source of the pandemic. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Getty Images, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Morning Joe, Hubei, BuzzFeed News


Fauci: We need to keep an 'open mind' about the lab leak theory of COVID pandemic's origins

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, testifies during a US Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to examine Covid-19, focusing on an update on the federal response in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2020. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said researchers should keep an "open mind" about COVID-19's origins. Some have suggested the deadly disease was leaked from a Chinese lab in ...
Tags: Science, News, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Who, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, State Department, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Morning Joe, Hubei


State Department staff warned a Trump-appointed official against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing a probe would 'open a can of worms,' a leaked memo says

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Government staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, Vanity Fair reports. State Department official Thomas DiNanno said staff thought a probe would "open a can of worms." The theory that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab has gained traction in r...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Healthcare, Who, State Department, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Wuhan, Trump, World Health Organization WHO


State Department staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing it would 'open a can of worms,' according to a senior Trump appointee

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Staff in two US government bureaus warned leaders against pursuing an investigation into the origins COVID-19 because it would "open a can of worms," according to an internal memo viewed by Vanity Fair. Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Departme...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Healthcare, Who, State Department, Donald Trump, Vanity Fair, Wuhan, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Hubei Province, Chris Ford


A group of US diplomats and employees with 'Havana Syndrome' symptoms say the Biden administration is denying them care and ignoring their evidence

The US Embassy in Havana, where diplomats suffered from an unusual set of symptoms. Ernesto Mastrascusa/Getty Images US diplomats and staffers around the world have reported symptoms of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome." Twenty-one of them wrote a letter criticizing the Biden admin for not supporting them enough. They say they were not given enough medical support and had their evidence ignored. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of US diplomats and employees who say t...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Politico, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, New York Times, News UK, The New York Times, State Department, Gru, Cia


A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: The evidence for each theory of the coronavirus' origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, Who, World Health Organization, Npr


A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: Evidence for each theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, News, Senate, China, Southeast Asia, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, Switzerland, Food And Drug Administration, Who, World Health Organization, Npr


3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to be hospitalized in November 2019, triggering calls to reconsider theory that COVID-19 originated in a lab: WSJ

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Some experts disputed WHO investigation findings that COVID-19 most likely did not leak from a lab. New intelligence revealed that 3 lab workers in Wuhan fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. The news has prompted new calls to reevaluate whether COVID-19 was leaked from a lab, reported. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Science, China, Nbc News, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, National Security Council, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Journal, WSJ, Hubei, Hector Retamal


3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to go to the hospital in November 2019, report says, bolstering calls to reconsider the coronavirus lab-leak theory

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Newly reported US intel found three Wuhan lab workers fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. Some experts have disputed a WHO inquiry's conclusion that dismissed a coronavirus lab-leak theory. The US intel reportedly emerged at the end of the Trump administration, which embraced the theory. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Science, China, Nbc News, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, National Security Council, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Yuan, Wuhan, Journal, Trump, Global Times


U.S. Court Says Ghost Gun Blueprints Can Stay Online

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled this week that posting plans for so-called “ghost guns”—homemade firearms and firearm parts designed to route around gun regulations—is technically legal. The ruling, which affirmed the Trump-era removal of these gun and gun parts from the State Department’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, State Department, Trump, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, U S Court Says Ghost


As India and other countries struggle to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for their populations, doses are sitting on shelves across the US

Dado Ruvic/Reuters In some parts of the US, excess COVID-19 vaccines are sitting on shelves. Countries like India, however, are struggling to get enough supplies to vaccinate their populations. Global leaders are calling on the US to lift export bans to help with vaccine production abroad. See more stories on Insider's business page. As many countries across the world struggle to acquire enough COVID-19 vaccines for their population, doses in some parts of the US are sitting on shel...
Tags: Post, Science, Washington Post, India, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, New York Times, World Health Organization, Miami, State Department, Vaccine, Biden, Price


Russia demanded an apology from the EU drug regulator after its top official compared getting the Sputnik V vaccine to playing 'Russian roulette'

A vial of the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow. A European Medicines Agency official said taking Russia's vaccine is "comparable to Russian roulette." She made the remark while urging countries to wait for the EMA's approval before authorizing it. Sputnik V's official Twitter account called the comments "inappropriate" and demanded an apology. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Russia has demanded an apology from a top European Medicines Agency off...
Tags: Politics, Science, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Austria, Hungary, Italy, News UK, European Commission, Moscow, Pfizer, State Department, Slovakia


Twitter says it will ban users who repeatedly post misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Twitter will begin banning users who repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation.  The social media site will also label posts that contain false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Kaiser Family Foundation reported 15% of people said they will "definitely not" get vaccinated. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Twitter said it will permanently suspend accounts that repeatedly post COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The social media site an...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, State Department, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Anthony Fauci, The Washington Post, Johnson Johnson, Kaiser Family Foundation


The US accused China of forcing its diplomats to take anal swab tests for COVID-19

A medical worker takes a throat swab for a COVID-19 test in Beijing, China. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The State Department accused China of making its diplomats take anal COVID-19 tests, Vice reported. A spokesperson told Vice that China said the tests were done "in error" after the US complained. China said it doesn't require diplomats to take the tests, but didn't deny that it happened. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has accused China of making ...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, State Department, The Washington Post, Pcr, Afp, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Zhao, Global Times, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zhao Lijian


The US accused China of forcing American diplomats to take anal swab tests for COVID-19

A medical worker taking a throat swab for a COVID-19 test in Beijing. NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images The State Department accused China of making US diplomats take anal COVID-19 tests, Vice reported. A spokesperson told Vice that China said the tests were done "in error" after the US complained. China said it didn't require diplomats to take the tests but also didn't deny the tests happened. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The US has accused China of making Am...
Tags: Politics, Science, China, US, Trends, News UK, State Department, The Washington Post, Afp, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao, Global Times, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Zhao Lijian


Rex Tillerson Screwed Up Investigation Into Cuba 'Sonic Weapon' Attacks, New Report Says

A newly released report says Rex Tillerson’s State Department responded in a slow, disorganized fashion to the “Havana syndrome”—the mysterious rash of neural disorders that has plagued U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and other locations since 2016. Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Government, State Department, Cuba, Central Intelligence Agency, International Relations, Foreign Relations, Rex Tillerson, Havana Syndrome, In Cuba, Cubaunited States Relations


Trump Has Left Office, State Department Page Claims, Erroneously

The State Department published a bizarre notice on its website Monday saying President Trump’s term was expiring a full nine days ahead of schedule. The notice gave rise to speculation that... something was going on at the agency. What, no one could be sure. Read more...
Tags: Science, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, The State Department, Mike Pompeo, Lolwtf, Trump Has Left Office State Department Page


Fox News anchor scolds liberal guest host who accused the panel of not bringing up the US's record COVID-19 deaths until '43 minutes into the show'

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner Rochlin/Getty Images On Fox News on Thursday, liberal guest host Marie Harf questioned why her fellow panelists weren't focusing more on the record COVID-19 daily deaths in the US. "We're 43 minutes into this show, and we haven't mentioned yet that 3,000 Americans died yesterday, more than on 9/11," Harf said, adding, "We cannot lose sight of the tragedy that is unfolding every single day in this country, largely because people want to go about life as norma...
Tags: Politics, Science, Media, Obama, US, Trends, Cnn, United States, Fox News, State Department, Marie, Darcy, Johns Hopkins University, HARRIS FAULKNER, FAULKNER, Harf


The State Department ignored COVID-19 safety guidelines to host a 200-person holiday party

Peter Summers - WPA Pool/Getty Images The State Department hosted a holiday party for around 200 people on Tuesday night, despite COVID-19 concerns, The Washington Post reported.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's office has also reportedly sent out invitations for numerous parties this month, including one where at least 900 people have received invitations.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Around 200 people attended a holiday party hosted by the State Department on Tu...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Science, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, US, Trends, Washington Dc, State Department, Guatemala, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Trump


China finally joined a global effort to distribute coronavirus vaccines equally, while the US is still refusing because the WHO is involved

US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 leaders summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 29, 2019. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters China announced on Friday it was joining a global effort of more than 150 countries to provide coronavirus vaccines to the world's poorest. Covax — which is run by the World Health Organization, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations — aims to administer 2 billion doses by 2022. China currently has four v...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, White House, China, US, Trends, Ap, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Washington Dc, Coalition, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva


'I'm essentially very clean': Trump was cagey about his health in a rambling Fox Business interview

President Donald Trump made a lengthy call-in interview to the Fox Business Network on Thursday. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images President Trump's interview on the Fox Business Network Thursday morning went off the rails after he said he would not participate in the next debate if it's held remotely. Trump went on a variety of tangents, from appearing to blame the parents of fallen soldiers for giving him the coronavirus to ranting about Hillary Clinton's emails. The president was also obfu...
Tags: Politics, Isis, Science, News, Supreme Court, California, Osama Bin Laden, Senate, White House, China, Russia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton


Coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx reportedly says she is 'distressed' at direction of White House COVID-19 task force

White House Coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House Reuters US COVID-19 response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx told those close to her that she is "distressed" at the direction of the White House coronavirus task force and is weighing if she will remain with the team, CNN reported Wednesday. The White House coronavirus expert told people close to her that she felt her role was diminished after neuroradiologist D...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump, Rose Garden, Glassman, Judd Deere, Scott Atlas, James Glassman, Coronavirus



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