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CIA: We Can't Rule Out the 'Lab Leak' Theory of Covid-19's Origins

Top U.S. intelligence officials reiterated Thursday that they could not rule out the possibility that covid-19 leaked out of a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, as opposed to originating from animal-to-human transmission. Read more...
Tags: Science, Government, Cia, Biden, Donald Trump, Central Intelligence Agency, Wuhan, Trumpism, Trump, Brian Fitzpatrick, Haines, William Burns, Avril Haines, Intelligence Agencies, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Wuhan Institute of Virology


How to encourage skeptical family members to get the COVID vaccine, according to a brain science expert

Everyone has been trying to make everyone else see the world from their perspective, writes Moran Cerf. lechatnoir/Getty Images Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business. He regularly answers questions about psychology, business, and behavior via email from people who attend his talks. In this column, he shares different ways to encourage skeptical family members to get the COVID vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Q: We live in Florida and visit my paren...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Opinion, Trends, Hawaii, Healthcare, Behavior, Vaccine, Wuhan, Buzz, Nordic, Buzz Aldrin, Brain Science, Neuroscientist, Moran Cerf


The coronavirus likely traveled 800 miles to Wuhan from farms that breed wild animals for food, a WHO report found

The Wuhan Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, a site of one of the first COVID-19 super-spreader events, sits closed on January 21, 2020. AP Photo/Dake Kang After a month-long investigation, WHO researchers still think the coronavirus originated in bats. The WHO's report said that the coronavirus may have jumped from animals to people at wildlife farms. The most likely intermediary species include minks and pangolins. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a month-long inv...
Tags: Health, Asia, Science, News, China, Trends, Wildlife, Who, Vietnam, Wuhan, Zhejiang, Hebei, Yunnan, Hubei Province, Yunnan province, Laos Myanmar


The WHO's leader said its investigation into whether the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab was not 'extensive enough'

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS After an investigation, the WHO said it's "extremely unlikely" the coronavirus leaked from a lab. But the WHO's director-general said its investigation of that theory wasn't "extensive enough." There's no evidence the virus had been in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Geneva Switzerland, Yunnan, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Dominic Dwyer, Tedros


'It was like a horror film': inside the terror of the Covid cruise ship

HBO documentary The Last Cruise revisits, through footage recorded by passengers and crew, the early-pandemic horror of the Diamond Princess cruise disasterBefore the shutdowns and eerie images of a barren Times Square, before the bungled US federal response to a virus that has since killed 549,000 Americans and nearly 2.8m people worldwide, before most people even had a date they could loosely observe as a pandemic anniversary this past month, there was the Diamond Princess.The cruise ship depa...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Hbo, Science, Film, Documentary, China, US, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Television industry, Wuhan, Times Square, Yokohama Japan, Coronavirus, Shenzen Guangdong Province China


A WHO investigation into the coronavirus' origins points the finger at animals in Chinese wildlife farms

A worker in protective GEAR directs members of the World Health Organization team at the airport in Wuhan, China, January 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan The coronavirus likely jumped from animals to people, possibly at wildlife farms, the WHO found. The AP obtained the WHO's forthcoming report about its investigation into the virus' origins in China. The report says it's "extremely unlikely" the virus leaked from a lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Wor...
Tags: Health, Science, News, White House, China, US, Trends, Ap, Cnn, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Npr, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Covid probably passed to humans from bats via other animal, finds WHO report

Much-delayed report from team that visited Wuhan all but rules out lab leak theory Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China has concluded in a report, with investigators all but ruling out a laboratory leak.The intermediate host hypothesis was deemed “likely to very likely”, while the theory that the virus escaped from a lab was considered “extremely unlikely”, ac...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Afp, Coronavirus


Trump's CDC director is perpetuating baseless claims that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab

Robert Redfield speaks while Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Robert Redfield, who led the CDC under Trump, said he thinks the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab. "It's not unusual" for pathogens being studied in a lab to infect workers, he told CNN. After a month-long investigation in Wuhan, the WHO concluded a lab leak was "extremely unlikely." See more sto...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Who, World Health Organization, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


INTERVIEW: BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin on developing the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the future of fighting cancer, and whether people can live to 200

BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin spoke with Axel Springer CEO Matthias Döpfner about their COVID-19 vaccine, how they plan to tackle cancer, and more. WELT The various COVID-19 vaccines have been a game-changer for international pandemic. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in particular was the first one to be approved for use in many countries. Axel Springer CEO Mathias Döpfner talks to BioNTech founders Özlem Türeci and Ugur Sahin about their vaccine's impact. See more stories ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, England, Science, Interview, Opinion, China, Germany, Boston, Israel, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Eu


The Lancet: Seroprevalence study from Wuhan suggests 6.9% of population had COVID-19 antibodies by April 2020 -- including 40% with neutralizing antibodies that lasted for at least 9 months -- but 82% of cases were asymptomatic

The first long-term seroprevalence study of residents in Wuhan, China, has found that 6.9% of people in the city had antibodies against COVID-19 in April 2020, and 82% of these people had an asymptomatic infection. Additionally, 40% of people with antibodies developed neutralising antibodies, and these levels did not decrease between April and October-December 2020. The results are published in an observational study of 9,542 people in The Lancet.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, Wuhan China


The WHO said it still hasn't written off the 'extremely unlikely' theory that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab

Members of the WHO team investigating the origins of the coronavirus. Kyodo News/Getty A top WHO scientist said the theory that the coronavirus came from a lab is "extremely unlikely." But he said the theory is "definitely not off the table." The investigation into the virus origins has been fraught with political tension. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The World Health Organization has still not ruled out the theory that the novel coronavirus had escaped from a Ch...
Tags: UK, Science, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, News UK, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Trump, Reuters


The WHO team probing the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan is scrapping its interim report. Critics say China never gave them a real chance to investigate.

Experts from the WHO-China joint team Liang Wannian and Peter Ben Embarek at the WHO-China Joint Study press conference on February 9, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Zhang Chang/China News Service via Getty Image An interim report summarizing the WHO investigation into the origins of the virus has been scrapped.  The WHO says this summary will be published with the full report "in coming weeks".  This comes as the independence of the investigation from Chinese influence has come under scrutiny.  Vi...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, China, Trends, News UK, Who, World Health Organisation, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Journal, Tarik Jasarevic, Wuhan China, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus, WHO China


Coronavirus live: Germany and Sweden approve AstraZeneca vaccine for over-65s; 40% of English over-80s break rules after jab

Sweden follows Germany in recommending Oxford vaccine for over-65s; one-in-four over-80s in England meeting others after first doseGerman authorities say over-65s should get AstraZeneca jab Vaccines tweaked for Covid variants ‘will be fast-tracked safely’Mandatory jabs for NHS staff could be discriminatory, top doctor saysInterpol: fake vaccines seized in China and South Africa ‘tip of iceberg’See all our coronavirus coverage 2.15pm GMT The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a World Healt...
Tags: England, Science, Sweden, Washington, China, Germany, World news, Medical Research, Beijing, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Oxford, Poland, Who, World Health Organization


Lessons from Wuhan: What managers and employees need to know

As COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines are lifted, businesses are now faced with the challenge of how to keep their employees who are returning to work motivated and engaged. A study led by a University of Illinois Chicago researcher shows that both employees and managers have an important part to play in promoting employee engagement during the pandemic.
Tags: Science, Wuhan, University of Illinois Chicago


Overall deaths did NOT increase for most of China during initial COVID-19 outbreak

Overall deaths did not increase in China outside Wuhan city during the first three months of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the small increase in deaths from COVID-19 more than offset by fewer deaths from other causes.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan, COVID


China refused to give WHO raw data that could have helped determine when and how COVID-19 started

Experts from the WHO-China joint team Liang Wannian (L) and Peter Ben Embarek attend the WHO-China Joint Study Press Conference on February 9, 2021 in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Zhang Chang/China News Service via Getty Images Chinese officials refused to turn over raw data on potential early COVID-19 cases to the WHO.  The two sides at some points got into contentious arguments, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The lack of that raw data makes it harder to pinpoint how the pandemic s...
Tags: Science, China, International, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Who, World Health Organization, Getty, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Trump, Dominic Dwyer, L, Times Everybody, Coronavirus


A series of knocks: Oxford/AstraZeneca's bumpy road to Covid vaccine confidence

From doubts about safety in older people to questions about variants, scientists have faced a battle to convince the public and regulatorsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine against Covid has barely been out of the news from the moment the race to protect the world’s population from the novel coronavirus began. But not always in a good way.Talented scientists at the Jenner Institute at Oxford University, led by Prof Sarah Gilbert,...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Society, World news, Regulators, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Wuhan, Sarah Gilbert, Jenner Institute at Oxford University, Coronavirus


WHO and Chinese scientists concluded it's 'extremely unlikely' the coronavirus leaked from a lab, after a 4-week investigation

A cyclist rides in front of the closed Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China on February 9, 2021. Getty Experts from the WHO and China conducted a month-long investigation into the coronavirus' origins. They concluded that the virus almost certainly did not leak from a Wuhan lab. The virus most likely jumped from bats to an intermediary animal host, then to humans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A year into the pandemic, the origins of the coronavirus are still a m...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Fox News, Wuhan, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Shi, Yunnan, Wuhan China, Steve Bannon


Coronavirus live news: Coachella festival cancelled; fears over Australian vaccine

Shock and anger at EU’s move to invoke Brexit clause on Irish border; Fauci says ‘virus will continue to mutate’ as Democrats aim to fast-track Covid relief plan; Johnson & Johnson one-dose Covid vaccine shown to workOxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine given full approval by EU regulator‘Immunological unicorn’: the Australian lab growing coronavirus – and its startling discoveryUS children will ‘hopefully’ get vaccines late spring or early summer, says Fauci 2.06am GMT From next week, Queenslan...
Tags: Science, Eu, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Coachella, Western Australia, Wuhan, Johnson Johnson, WA, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID, AstraZeneca COVID


US officials increased COVID-19 risk when they were ill-prepared to meet first batch of US evacuees from Wuhan, watchdog says

Personnel in biological hazard suits await passengers evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the heart of a growing outbreak of the deadly 2019 Novel Coronavirus shortly after the plane landed at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, California on January 29, 2020. Getty Images US health officials did not take appropriate infectious disease management steps when they met the first batch of evacuees from Wuhan last year, The Washington Post reported.  The findings arose from investigation...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Wuhan, Sen Dianne Feinstein, HHS, Department of Health and Human Services, Riverside California, The Post, Riverside County California, Office of Special Counsel, Henry Kerner


BioNTech-Pfizer mRNA vaccine largely effective against UK variant, Sera from 40 patients show

In a study evaluating the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine's ability to neutralize the B.1.1.7 ('UK') viral variant, researchers found no loss of immune protection compared to that against the original Wuhan reference strain.
Tags: UK, Science, Wuhan


I’ve had my first vaccine jab. It gives me hope of liberation... but not yet

Exactly a year after his first story about coronavirus, our science editor received the Pfizer injection last week. Here he reflects on a remarkable scientific achievementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI marked a grim anniversary in an unexpected manner last week. On 18 January last year, I wrote my first story about a mysterious disease that had struck Wuhan, in China, and which was now spreading around the world. More than two million individuals have since died of...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, China, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Wuhan


Coronavirus live news: Lebanon begins 11-day, 24-hour curfew; WHO team arrives in Wuhan

; ; England officials underestimated number of rough sleepers needing helpHow and why is the virus mutating?Recovering from Covid gives similar level of protection to vaccineChina records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.15am GMT Twenty of Europe’s biggest clubs lost more than €1bn in revenue over the past year while almost 10% has been knocked off players’ average values as the game struggles with the economic impact of the Covid...
Tags: Europe, England, Science, Africa, UK News, World news, Turkey, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Kpmg, Madrid, Lebanon, Porto


China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in Wuhan

Delegation arrives as China suffers growing outbreak of coronavirus in Hebei provinceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMainland China has reported its first Covid-19 death in eight months, as most of a team of experts from the World Health Organization landed in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the pandemic.Two members were stopped in Singapore after tests detected antibodies, while the rest of the delegation began quarantine in Wuhan for two weeks before beginning t...
Tags: Science, China, Singapore, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Hebei, Coronavirus


A WHO team arrived in Wuhan to begin investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus, more than a year after it began to spread

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 A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city more than a year ago, and is believed to have been transmitted to h...
Tags: Science, News, China, Singapore, Trends, Ap, New York Times, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, World Health Organization (WHO, Hubei Province


Coronavirus live news: WHO team arrives in Wuhan; pharmacies in England begin vaccine rollout

; ; England officials underestimated number of rough sleepers needing helpHow and why is the virus mutating?Recovering from Covid gives similar level of protection to vaccineChina records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.12am GMT Good morning world, this is Damien Gayle picking up the blog in rainy, cold London, where the first whistles of birdsong are piercing the darkness and the news juggernaut is coughing and spluttering into l...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, London, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Wuhan, Damien Gayle, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: pharmacies in England begin vaccine rollout as WHO team arrives in Wuhan

; ; England officials underestimated number of rough sleepers needing helpHow and why is the virus mutating?China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in WuhanSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.54am GMT England’s high street pharmacies will begin rolling out Covid vaccines, as the virus death toll across the UK climbed above 100,000.Boots and Superdrug branches will be among the six stores across England which will be able to administer the jabs from Thursday while the ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Science, London, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Labour, Boris Johnson


Coronavirus live news: China records first local death in eight months as WHO team arrives in Wuhan

; ; Coronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll reaches new one-day highUK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one dayTokyo outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic GamesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.20am GMT China’s exports grew more than expected in December, albeit at a slower pace than the month before, as global demand for Chinese goods remained solid, while import growth quickened, customs data showed on Thurs...
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Coronavirus live news: China records first local death in eight months as New York pleads for more Covid vaccine

; Coronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll reaches new one-day highUK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one dayTokyo outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic GamesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.13am GMT The Hebei death comes as China readies for the arrival of an expert team of scientists from the World Health Organization, who will start a politically sensitive investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pand...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Hebei province, Hebei, Coronavirus


WHO experts: Covid mission is not about finger pointing at China

Scientists express caution about what they may find and the political sensitivity around investigationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the scientists on the World Health Organization’s mission to research the origins of Covid-19 touch down in China as expected on Thursday at the beginning of their investigation they are clear what they will – and what they will not – be doing.They intend to visit Wuhan, the site of the first major outbreak of Covid-19, and talk to...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Coronavirus



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