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I'm a doctor who was on the WHO's COVID-19 mission to China. Here's what we learned about the virus' origins.

The shuttered Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, January 21, 2020. AP Photo/Dake Kang An international WHO team conducted a four-week investigation into the coronavirus' origins in Wuhan. Dominic Dwyer, a WHO doctor summarizes the findings: the virus came from animals and didn't leak from a lab. A Wuhan wet market was not the origin site of the pandemic, but frozen foods may have helped the virus spread. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As I write, I am...
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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

Alipay is like a supercharged version of popular US apps like Venmo and PayPal rolled into one, and now President Trump is banning it. Here's what you need to know about the app that is used by more than 1 billion Chinese residents.

President Donald Trump and Alibaba and Ant Group founder Jack Ma in New York in January 2017. Evan Vucci/AP Ant Group, the giant Chinese fintech company, was ready to embark on a historic IPO when China intervened and shockingly ground the event to a halt, a move that was reportedly issued directly by President Xi Jinping. The firm's prized app, Alipay, is used by over 1 billion Chinese residents and is like a "combination of some of the most popular American apps," one expert said, allowi...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Finance, China, US, Trends, Paypal, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Alibaba, Alipay, New York Stock Exchange, Donald Trump, Jack Ma, Wall Street Journal

23% of Americans think the coronavirus was created in a Chinese lab, a survey suggests. Here's why that conspiracy theory is bogus.

A laboratory physician at the Chinese Centers for Disease control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, May 3, 2020. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Researchers surveyed people in five countries to assess which coronavirus-related conspiracy theories have taken root. The most popular theory suggests the virus was "bioengineered in a laboratory in Wuhan." Between 22% and 23% of Americans and Britons viewed that as "reliable." The study found that peop...
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A Chinese virologist claimed the coronavirus was 'intentionally' released. Turns out, she works for a group led by Steve Bannon.

A laboratory technician works with samples being tested for coronavirus at "Fire Eye" laboratory in Wuhan, China. Getty A group of Chinese virologists released a strange new paper on Monday that claims the new coronavirus was engineered in a Chinese lab. One of the virologists, Li-Meng Yan, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson it's a "man-made virus" that the Chinese government released "intentionally." Yan and her co-authors work for groups co-founded by former Trump strategist Steve Bannon,...
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A grieving daughter in Wuhan is suing China, saying its early cover-up of COVID-19 killed her father. In response, the authorities intimidated her family.

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a man to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus next to a street in Wuhan, in Chinas central Hubei province on May 16, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images A woman from Wuhan is suing the Chinese government for what she said was covering up facts about the coronavirus and allowing it to spread.Zhao Lei told Sky News that people "people carried on living like before" and didn't use protection: "It meant my father got infected and died."Sky News ...
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Park Life: Is Disneyland preparing to reopen? When will Avengers Campus open?

Will Avengers Campus debut when Disney California Adventure returns? Where should you eat: Taste of Knott’s or SeaWorld’s BBQ & Brews? Was there really a Star Wars band at Disneyland with a Wookiee bassist? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Avengers Assemble A new casting call for Avengers Campus stunt performers suggests...
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Coronavirus researchers must examine Trump-backed conspiracy—or lose funding (ars technica)

Enlarge / The Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on April 17, 2020. (credit: Getty | Hector Retamal) A New York-based nonprofit that has worked for decades to better understand and prevent the type of coronavirus pandemic now engulfing the world was abruptly stripped of its federal research funding in April. The White House specifically directed the National Institutes of Health to cancel the multimillion-dollar research grant after President Donald Trump p...
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A New Generation of Volunteers Emerges in the Chinese City at the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Crisis

Black Chen, a 30-year-old tattooed bar owner, had never volunteered before the coronavirus outbreak hit his hometown of Wuhan, but he quickly stepped up. When hospital staff appealed for supplies, he and a group of friends started raising funds, sourcing masks and driving them to hospitals. As the city went into lockdown and public transportation ground to a halt, they ferried stranded medical workers to and from work. “Only us young people would risk going out,” he told TIME via the messag...
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China censors viral clips of a rare university protest after the academy downgrades 'freedom of thought'

China has censored online all mentions and video clips of a rare protest at a university after the institution dropped the phrase, “freedom of thought,” from its charter. The new charter for Fudan University in Shanghai – one of China’s most prestigious – now includes a pledge to “serving the governance of the Communist Party” and pushes “academic independence” below “patriotism,” leading to uproar among students and faculty.  The changes came to light Tuesday when the country’s education minist...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Shanghai, Chinese communist party, Party, Communist Party, Tiananmen Square, Xi, Fudan University, Hector Retamal, Fudan, Qu Weiguo

‘We Must Be As Harsh as Them’: Leaked Docs Reveal China’s Mass Incarceration of Muslims: NYT

HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via GettyHundreds of internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times reveals striking new details about the execution of the country’s mass detention of ethnic minorities over the past three years in the Xinjiang region.The rare leak of documents, described in the newspaper’s bombshell report as “one of the most significant leaks of government papers from inside China’s ruling Communist Party in decades,” details how Chinese authorities have contained as m...
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With Hurricane Season Approaching, Researchers Work To Better Predict Storm Intensity

Florida's experience with Hurricane Michael shows how difficult it is to accurately forecast a hurricane's intensity. Forecasters say more accurate forecasts are coming soon.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Opinion: Haiti's Troubles Must Not Be Forgotten

Haitians are angry about rising costs, austerity measures and corruption. Haiti's democracy needs improvement, argue researchers Athena Kolbe and Robert Muggah.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Arrest Of Heavily Armed Former U.S. Military Members In Haiti Sparks Many Questions

"They said that they were here on a 'government mission,' " Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles told NPR from Port-au-Prince on Wednesday. (Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Npr, Haiti, Port Au Prince, Miami Herald, Jacqueline Charles, Hector Retamal, Heavily Armed Former U S Military

'Do Not Travel To Haiti,' U.S. Tells Citizens, Citing Violent Unrest

The advisory comes after anti-corruption protests exploded over allegations about billions of dollars in development money. Haiti's President Jovenel Moise is refusing to resign.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Merck Pulls Out Of Agreement To Supply Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of Kids

The pharmaceutical giant will stop delivering its rotavirus vaccine to four West African countries — and will begin to sell it in China for likely more than 10 times the cost.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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New York's Spring Art Auctions Have Seen Some Yawns and Some Records

Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses in New York have been holding their spring auctions and such well-known names as Monet have set records. There have also been surprises.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump Acknowledges Michael Cohen Represented Him In Stormy Daniels Payment

President Trump acknowledged for the first time that his longtime lawyer had been working on his behalf in paying off the adult film actress, but said he wasn't involved in Cohen's New York City case.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iran's Foreign Minister Comes To America, Keeping One Eye On Saudi Arabia

In an NPR interview with Mohammad Javad Zarif, it was apparent how the rivalry with Saudi Arabia is a factor in many Iranian decisions — including the uncertain future of its nuclear deal.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Oxfam: Witness Threatened In Sexual Exploitation Inquiry

In a heavily redacted report of its 2011 inquiry into the hiring of prostitutes in Haiti, Oxfam said three staff members physically threatened a witness interviewed by investigators.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Puerto Rico Struggles To Deliver Aid To Millions Of Stricken Americans

President Trump says he'll visit the island next week, planning a Tuesday trip to survey the damage in an area he says was "literally destroyed."(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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U.N. To Pull Controversial Peacekeepers From Haiti

Some say they brought a measure of stability. But they also brought cholera — and have been accused of sexual abuse.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Vaccine that does not need refrigeration could save 500,000 lives each year from fatal diarrhoea

Positive outcome of trials in Niger fuels hope that vaccine can protect children in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond from infection that causes often fatal diarrhoea.A vaccine capable of enduring scorching temperatures for months at a time could strike a decisive blow in the fight against rotavirus, preventing nearly half a million children around the world from dying of diarrhoea each year.Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has hailed successful trials of the BRV-PV vaccine in Niger as a “game changer...
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Bus Plows Into Crowd In Haiti, Killing At Least 34

The bus was driving from Cap Haitien to Port-au-Prince when it crashed into a "rara" parade in the city of Gonaives.(Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
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