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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...
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COVID-19 may have taken ‘convoluted path’ to Wuhan, WHO team leader says

By Josh Horwitz and David Stanway | Reuters WUHAN, China – The head of a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of COVID-19 said bats remain a likely source and that transmission of the virus via frozen food is a possibility that warrants further investigation, but he ruled out a lab leak. Peter Ben Embarek, who led the team of independent experts in its nearly month-long visit to the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the outbreak first emerged at a seafood market in late 2019, said t...
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WHO Scientists Say Wuhan Lab Leak 'Extremely Unlikely' to Have Caused Covid-19 Pandemic

Scientists assembled by the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of the covid-19 pandemic have announced their early findings. They concluded that the first known cases traced to a seafood market in Wuhan, China in December 2019 likely don’t represent the original source of the outbreak. At the same…Read more...
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WHO investigators visit Wuhan lab at heart of China Covid-19 conspiracy claims

The team led by Peter Ben Embarek entered the heavily guarded building saying they were looking forward to a ‘productive day’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA team of investigators from the World Health Organization has visited a virus research laboratory in Wuhan seeking clues to the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.The team, led by WHO virus expert Peter Ben Embarek, arrived at the heavily guarded Wuhan Institute of Virology at about 9.30am on Wednesday. Continue re...
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China sentences citizen-journalist to 4 years in prison for reporting on early days of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak

A pro-democracy activist holds placards with the picture of Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan outside the Chinese central government's liaison office, in Hong Kong, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020. Kin Cheung/AP  Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan, 37, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for her work reporting on the early days of the coronavirus outbreak from Wuhan, China.  She was convicted of "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," a "broadly defined" charge "often used by police...
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Wuhan virologist says more bat coronaviruses capable of crossing over

Close relatives of Covid-19 virus likely to be circulating in nature beyond China, says Dr Shi Zhengli Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBats in the frontier regions of south and south-west China harbour other coronaviruses that already have the capacity to cross over to humans, a prominent Chinese scientist has said.Dr Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute of Virology said these viruses, including close relatives of Sars-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, were likely to be cir...
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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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Chinese virologists linked to Steve Bannon dropped another bogus paper claiming the new coronavirus is an 'unrestricted bioweapon'

A laboratory physician prepares to perform nucleic acid testing on a novel coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020. Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images A group of Chinese virologists linked to former Trump strategist Steve Bannon released another paper Thursday claiming the new coronavirus is "an unrestricted bioweapon." The paper suggests that genetic sequences used by scientists to determine the natural origins of the virus are fake.  One of the authors, Li-Meng Yan...
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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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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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Study: Drinking honeysuckle decoction accelerates the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients

In a new study in Cell Discovery, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University and two other groups from Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Second Hospital of Nanjing present a novel finding that absorbed miRNA MIR2911 in honeysuckle decoction (HD) can directly target SARS-CoV-2 genes and inhibit viral replication. Drinking of HD accelerate the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients.
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Absorbed plant MIR2911 in honeysuckle decoction inhibits SARS-CoV-2 replication

In a new study in Cell Discovery, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University and two other groups from Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Second Hospital of Nanjing present a novel finding that absorbed miRNA MIR2911 in honeysuckle decoction (HD) can directly target SARS-CoV-2 genes and inhibit viral replication. Drinking of HD accelerate the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients.
Tags: Science, Nanjing, Nanjing University, Chen Yu Zhang, Wuhan Institute of Virology


A practicable and reliable therapeutic strategy to treat SARS-CoV-2 infection

In a new study in Cell Discovery, Chen-Yu Zhang's group at Nanjing University and two other groups from Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Second Hospital of Nanjing present a novel finding that absorbed miRNA MIR2911 in honeysuckle decoction (HD) can directly target SARS-CoV-2 genes and inhibit viral replication. Drinking of HD accelerate the negative conversion of COVID-19 patients.
Tags: Science, Nanjing, Nanjing University, Chen Yu Zhang, Wuhan Institute of Virology


Full Text of US State Department Cables Finally Released, Showing Safety In Chinese Lab

Slashdot reader destinyland writes: On April 7th, a Trump campaign advisor told the Los Angeles Times "One way we still win this election is by turning it into a referendum on China." Within weeks the Washington Post noted "reports that the Trump administration has sought to pressure U.S. intelligence agencies to search for proof of a link between the Wuhan lab and the covid-19 outbreak." And that same month selected portions of two diplomatic cables from 2018 were leaked to the Washington Post,...
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Coronavirus: Former MI6 boss says theory COVID-19 came from Wuhan lab must not be dismissed as conspiracy

A former British spy chief says he wants a more open debate on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic and warns against dismissing as conspiracy the idea that it might have come from a laboratory. Sir Richard Dearlove doubled down on his belief the virus that causes COVID-19 was engineered and escaped by accident from a lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first victims were identified. "I subscribe to the theory… that it's an engineered escapee from the Wuhan Institute (of Virol...
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Interview with the Science Writer Who Predicted the Pandemic 8 Years Ago (slashdot)

In 1945, after atomic bomb detonations at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, several former Manhattan Project scientists founded the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Publishing continuously since 1945, its current deputy editor, science writer DanDrollette, is also a Slashdot reader, and shared one of the nonprofit magazine's thought-provoking new interviews: In 2012, author David Quammen wrote a book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, that was the result of five years of research...
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Interview with the Science Writer Who Predicted the Pandemic 8 Years Ago

In 1945, after atomic bomb detonations at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, several former Manhattan Project scientists founded the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Publishing continuously since 1945, its current deputy editor, science writer DanDrollette, is also a Slashdot reader, and shared one of the nonprofit magazine's thought-provoking new interviews: In 2012, author David Quammen wrote a book, Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, that was the result of five years of research...
Tags: China, Tech, Manhattan Project, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Slashdot, Shi, Yunnan province, David Quammen, Wuhan Institute of Virology, DanDrollette, Zhengli Shi


China Rules Out Animal Market and Lab as Coronavirus Origin

Chinese scientists in recent days said they had ruled out both a laboratory and an animal market in the city of Wuhan as possible origins of the coronavirus pandemic, in their most detailed pushback to date against allegations from U.S. officials and others over what might have sparked it. From a report: The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, at the center of allegations around a potential laboratory accident, Wang Yanyi, over the weekend told China Central Television that the coronavi...
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China's 'bat woman' defends Wuhan lab at centre of conspiracy theory

The Chinese virologist whose work on coronaviruses found in bats led to her being dubbed 'Bat Woman' has appeared on state television to defend her work. “The unknown viruses we have discovered are actually just the tip of the iceberg,” said Shi Zhengli. “If we want to prevent humans suffering from the next infectious disease outbreak, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and then give early warnings.” “These viruses exist in nature, w...
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Coronavirus: Trump aide claims China guilty of cover-up akin to Chernobyl

* Trump spends second day on golf course as toll nears 100,000 * China raises US trade tensions with warning of ‘new cold war’ * Coronavirus US live – rolling report The White House on Sunday accused China of a cover-up that will “go down in history along with Chernobyl”, ramping up efforts to deflect attention from a Covid-19 death toll in the US fast closing on 100,000.Robert O’Brien, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, made the claim on two political talk shows, saying Beijing gave...
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Three strains of bat coronavirus onsite but none matching new contagion, says Chinese lab director

The Chinese virology institute in the city where Covid-19 first emerged has three live strains of bat coronavirus onsite, but none match the new contagion wreaking chaos across the world, its director has said. Scientists think Covid-19 - which first emerged in Wuhan and has killed some 340,000 people worldwide - originated in bats and could have been transmitted to people via another mammal. But the director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology told state broadcaster CGTN that claims made by US P...
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A report circulating in Congress, which claims that China covered up a virus leak from a Wuhan lab, has been debunked

The Sierra Nevada Corporation claimed a "hazardous event" occurred at the Wuhan Institute of Virology last year. The theory is popular but unverified.
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Busted: Pentagon Contractors’ Report on ‘Wuhan Lab’ Origins of Virus Is Bogus

A shocking report suggesting that the coronavirus was “release[d from] the Wuhan Institute of Virology” in China is now circulating in U.S. military and intelligence circles and on Capitol Hill. But there’s a critical flaw in the report, a Daily Beast analysis reveals: Some of its most seemingly persuasive evidence is false—provably false.Multiple congressional committees have obtained and are scrutinizing the 30-page report, produced by the Multi-Agency Collaboration Environment (MACE), a part ...
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Roy Horn lives, China lied, and Murder Hornets Swarm America, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Perhaps they should have told that to Horn before they buried him, since he died last week. “Big Cat Showman Roy Has Nine Lives!” proclaims the rag’s happy headline. The Las Vegas magician’s “amazing recovery” from coronavirus comes “after being treated with the wonder drug remdesivir!” It truly is a wonder drug if it’s brought Horn back from beyond the grave. Or could the ‘Enquirer’ have simply got another one very wrong? “China Lied About Where COVID-19 Started!” screams the ‘Enquirer’ cover, ...
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Pompeo’s Unproven COVID-19 Claims Have Officials Freaked Out

As international pressure mounts for an investigation into the origins of the deadly coronavirus, officials in the State Department say they are increasingly wary about Secretary Mike Pompeo continuing to push a theory that scientists and foreign intelligence officials have already shot down, claiming it could have disastrous diplomatic consequences.President Donald Trump and Pompeo have for weeks publicly pushed the story that the coronavirus originated in and escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China...
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Pompeo: Never Mind, Maybe COVID-19 Didn’t Come From Chinese Lab After All

On Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a step back from his claim that there was “enormous evidence” that COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. Pompeo told radio host Chris Stigall that “we’ve seen evidence that it came from the lab” but “that may not be the case.” The Trump administration official similarly hedged on the issue in another interview that day. “I think the whole world knows that this began and originated there in Wuhan. Where exactl...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says 190,000 could die in Africa as UN chief warns of 'tsunami' of hate worldwide

Trump buries CDC guidelines for reopening businesses; Russian cases overtake Germany and France; international tourism to plunge by 80%. Follow the latest updatesChina ‘open to cooperate’ with WHO on virus origin as Trump repeats lab claimOne of Trump’s personal valets tests positive for virusCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.13am BST “The Murdoch media’s China coronavirus conspiracy has one aim: get Trump re-elected,” write...
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Coronavirus live news: 'Somebody was stupid' – Trump continues to push Wuhan lab theory

Madrid health official resigns over plans to ease lockdown and Russia overtakes Germany and France after record rise in casesCovid-19 puts Putin’s power plans on hold and economy in perilSundance festival may have been Covid-19 incubator Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.55pm BST Trump said his administration is talking to Republican senators about the work visa issue.Four Republican senators sent a letter earlier urging the US pre...
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Gov. Cuomo Hires McKinsey & Company to Create “Trump-Proof” Plan For New York

Gov. Cuomo's hypocracy is on full display with comments condemning alleged Trump tyranny. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- When one makes a pact with the Devil, one shouldn’t expect to receive anything approaching a fair deal. It doesn’t happen. Never would. It is always a deal from the bottom. Yet, Andrew Cuomo has decided to make just such a pact with the Devil. He did so just recently. It has come to light in the last few days. Who is this Devil? Well, the Devil goes by many names. One of the Devi...
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