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A lab leak in Wuhan remains a 'viable' theory for the coronavirus' origin, an international group of scientists says

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, pictured on April 17, 2020. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty A WHO investigation found that it's extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. But some scientists say the lab-leak theory remains viable and should be investigated further. There's no evidence the virus was present in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, experts are still...
Tags: Health, Science, News, China, Trends, Switzerland, Who, World Health Organization, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, Geneva Switzerland, NIAID, Stanford University School of Medicine, Hebei, Yunnan, US European Union


The ancestor of SARS-CoV-2’s Wuhan strain was circulating in late October 2019

The SARS-CoV-2 was first reported in a case from Wuhan, China, in December 2021, and subsequently became the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic that is ravaging the world today. A new study in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution tracks its variants all over the world since the onset of the pandemic.
Tags: Health, Wuhan, Wuhan China, Molecular Biology and Evolution


Study focuses on SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in Wuhan and COVID-19 controls

Since the emergence in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread worldwide via transmission among close human contacts. Early on, several public health interventions were implemented in Wuhan city and Hubei Province, including lockdowns, social distancing, traffic restrictions, stay-at-home policies, face mask requirements, building temporary hospitals, and centralized quarantine. There were 50,355 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infecti...
Tags: Health, Wuhan, Hubei Province, Wuhan China


Could covid lead to a lifetime of autoimmune disease?

When Aaron Ring began testing blood samples collected from covid-19 patients who had come through Yale–New Haven Hospital last March and April, he expected to see a type of immune protein known as an autoantibody in at least some of them. These are antibodies that have gone rogue and started attacking the body’s own tissue; they’re known to show up after some severe infections. Researchers at New York City’s Rockefeller University had already found that some patients with bad cases of covid h...
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Robotic infrastructure elements proposed to bolster performance of infectious hospitals

In December 2019, a new viral infection was detected in Wuhan, China. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, and on March 11, the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the danger that the infection poses to human personnel, the idea to utilize automation in hospitals is one of the natural solutions in healthcare.
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Wuhan China


Four Surprising Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

A lot of us are suffering from lack of sleep these days. According the Centers for Disease Control, about 35% of adult Americans regularly get less than seven hours of sleep per night, with African Americans and other minority groups sleeping even less than that. With the pandemic still in full swing, we may have even more sleep problems than usual. Worries about our health and safety, jobs, kids’ disrupted education, and more are keeping many of us up at night, creating fatigue and stress the...
Tags: Parenting, Centers for Disease Control, Kristin Neff, GGSC, Wuhan China


B.1.1.7. variant more transmissible, does not increase severity, Lancet studies suggest

Two new studies, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and The Lancet Public Health, found no evidence that people with the B.1.1.7. variant experience worse symptoms or a heightened risk of developing long COVID compared with those infected with a different COVID-19 strain. However, viral load and R number were higher for B.1.1.7., adding to growing evidence that it is more transmissible than the first strain detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Tags: Science, Wuhan China, The Lancet Public Health


China accuses the US of 'political manipulation' after 14 countries allege Beijing hid data on the origins of COVID-19

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Getty Images China on Wednesday accused the US of politicizing the COVID-19 pandemic. The US and 13 other countries criticized China over a lack of transparency on the disease's origins. The criticism was linked to a new WHO report that came out this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. China on Wednesday accused the US of "political manipulation" as Beijing faces criticism over a World Health Organization report o...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Beijing, Who, World Health Organization, Un, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Hua Chunying


Trump advisor Peter Navarro went on a wild rant on Fox News, calling Fauci the 'father' of the coronavirus

Peter Navarro speaks at a coronavirus briefing during the Trump presidency. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Ex-trade advisor Peter Navarro spread baseless claims about the coronavirus on Fox News Tuesday. He called Dr. Fauci "the father of the virus" in response to Fauci praising the COVID-19 vaccine. He also said Trump should get more credit for the vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former White House trade advisor Peter Navarro delivered a wild rant on Fox News, in whic...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, News UK, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Peter Navarro, Donald J Trump, Fauci, Navarro


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


WHO Mission Leader Says It's 'Possible' COVID Cases Circulated Before December 2019

GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) - It is "perfectly possible" COVID-19 cases were circulating in November or October 2019 around Wuhan, China, the leader of...
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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...
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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...
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COVID: India sees surge in cases, multiple variants detected

By Jessie Yeung and Esha Mitra | CNN India on Thursday recorded 53,476 new Covid-19 cases, marking the highest single-day rise in cases since October 23, according to a CNN tally of figures from the Indian Ministry of Health. The country has been reporting more than 35,000 new cases daily for over a week in a recent surge in cases after they fell in January and February this year. Randeep Guleria, director at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences told CNN on Wednesday that “it is the begin...
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Trump's first tweet about a 'Chinese virus' caused an increase of anti-Asian hashtags on Twitter, study finds

An image of former President Donald Trump's now-suspended Twitter account and the Twitter logo. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Anti-Asian sentiment on Twitter spiked after Trump used the term "Chinese virus" on March 16, 2020. UC San Francisco researchers analyzed posts from the week before and after Trump's tweet. Asians in America have been targeted seemingly because the coronavirus was first found in China. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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Biden says he's 'proud' of his secretary of state for confronting China's top diplomat in a heated debate

Secretary of State Antony Blinken confronted China on human rights abuses in the first high-level talks between the US and China under the Biden administration. Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images Biden on Friday expressed pride in Blinken for confronting Chinese diplomats in Alaska. Blinken and China's top diplomat engaged in a lengthy verbal spat on Thursday. The secretary of state called out China for human rights abuses and defended America's record. See more stories on Insider'...
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Study reveals how SARS-CoV-2 spread in Wuhan before the lockdown

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the University of Arizona and Illumina, Inc., estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating undetected for at most two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were described in Wuhan, China in late-December 2019.
Tags: Health, University Of Arizona, Wuhan, Illumina Inc, Wuhan China


Researchers use combined approach to estimate the timing of first SARS-CoV-2 case

Researchers who simulated early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Wuhan, China, conclude that the virus was likely circulating earlier than has been described, possibly even in mid-October 2019.
Tags: Health, Wuhan China


Mass vaccination needed to protect against future resurgences of COVID-19

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.
Tags: Health, Wuhan China


Estimating the timing of the earliest SARS-CoV-2 case in Hubei Province, China

Researchers who simulated early stages of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Wuhan, China, conclude that the virus was likely circulating earlier than has been described, possibly even in mid-October 2019.
Tags: Science, Wuhan China, Hubei Province China


Novel coronavirus circulated undetected months before first COVID-19 cases in Wuhan, China

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus likely circulated undetected for two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were described in Wuhan, China in late-December 2019.
Tags: Science, UC San Diego School of Medicine, Wuhan China


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


Conejo & Crimeapple Connect For “Wuhan China” Off Agenda 32

“Wuhan China”, featuring Crimeapple off Conejo‘s highly anticipated album “Agenda 32” available of all streaming platforms.The post Conejo & Crimeapple Connect For “Wuhan China” Off Agenda 32 first appeared on UndergroundHipHopBlog.
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Loved ones are hospitalized and alone during COVID

This has been a very difficult year. COVID-19 has rampaged the country, worked hospitals to their breaking point, torn families apart, and kept families apart. The grief seems never-ending. At the beginning of 2020, we watched in horror at the destruction in Wuhan, China, and Italy. We could not fathom what was happening over there, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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An Idaho man who 'thought the virus would disappear' after the election now has long COVID and will need oxygen for the rest of his life

St Luke's Boise Medical Center, where Paul Russell was treated. Google Maps A man who thought the coronavirus would "disappear" after the election has realized he was wrong. Paul Russell told the Idaho Statesman he was a "conspiracy theorist" until he was infected. He was hospitalized, can no longer work, and said he will need oxygen for the rest of his life. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A man who thought the coronavirus "would disappear the day after the ele...
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And the ones that you don't confirm — is that because they are not true?

I'm trying to untangle the partisanship that I have to presume infects this headline: "The Biden administration confirms some but not all of Trump’s Wuhan lab claims" (WaPo). Text: In its final days, President Donald Trump’s State Department made a series of highly controversial claims about the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, and its possible connection to the covid-19 outbreak. Now, the Biden administration has reviewed those claims, and is confirming some of the facts within them...
Tags: Law, China, State Department, Biden, Donald Trump, Wuhan, Trump, Wuhan China, U S China, Ann Althouse, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Coronavirus


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...
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Learning from the Five Pandemic Mistakes We Keep Making

Zeynep Tufekci has written an important piece for The Atlantic on the mistakes that the media, public health officials, and the public keep making during the pandemic and how we can learn from them. A big one for me is how scientists & other public health officials and agencies communicate their knowledge to the public and how the media interprets and amplifies those messages. Thus, on January 14, 2020, the WHO stated that there was “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission.” It should ...
Tags: Atlantic, Who, Jason Kottke, Wuhan China, Zeynep Tufekci, COVID, USA Zeynep Tufekci, Wuhan China Cases


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...
Tags: Europe, China, Trends, Sydney, Who, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Beijing China, Hubei Province, Wuhan China, Dominic Dwyer, Thomas Peter Reuters, Hector Retamal, Wuhan Institute of Virology, COVID, AP Photo Dake Kang An international WHO