WHO Report: Wildlife Farms, Not Market, Likely Source Of Coronavirus Pandemic

The highly anticipated World Health Organization report on the origins of the coronavirus that sparked a global pandemic is due out Tuesday. In an exclusive interview with NPR, Peter Daszak, part of the investigative team that did two weeks of research in China, said they found evidence that wildlife farms may be a potential source… Continue reading WHO Report: Wildlife Farms, Not Market, Likely Source Of Coronavirus Pandemic

Why Pandemics Give Birth To Hate: From Bubonic Plague To COVID-19

The pandemic has been responsible for an outbreak of violence and hate directed against Asians around the world, blaming them for the spread of COVID-19. During this surge in attacks, the perpetrators have made their motives clear, taunting their victims with declarations like, “You have the Chinese Virus, go back to China!” and assaulting them… Continue reading Why Pandemics Give Birth To Hate: From Bubonic Plague To COVID-19

WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

TACHILEIK, SHAN STATE, MYANMAR - 2008/12/04: A live bamboo rat for sale at a food stall at the evening market, still in its bamboo home.. (Photo by Jerry Redfern/LightRocket via Getty Images)

A member of the World Health Organization investigative team says wildlife farms in southern China are the most likely source of the COVID-19 pandemic. China shut down those wildlife farms in February 2020, says Peter Daszak, a disease ecologist with EcoHealth Alliance and a member of the WHO delegation that traveled to China this year.… Continue reading WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

White House: China Must Release Data From The ‘Earliest Days Of The Outbreak’

Peter Ben Embarek, of the World Health Organization team, right, shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Liang Wannian after a WHO-China Joint Study Press Conference held at the end of the WHO mission in Wuhan, China, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Initial findings this week by World Health Organization researchers into the origins of the coronavirus are raising concerns in the White House over the independence of their investigation as well as the level of transparency China is providing into the early days of the pandemic. A statement Saturday from National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan says… Continue reading White House: China Must Release Data From The ‘Earliest Days Of The Outbreak’

Londoner stuck in Wuhan for lockdown says China success due to being ‘more obedient’

Xi Lu, 31, went to Wuhan to visit family in January when he got caught up in the coronavirus outbreak, arguing the Chinese are more willing to follow science than Brits A Londoner stuck in Wuhan for 141 days during the city’s severe lockdown believes the Chinese are “more obedient” than Brits, allowing the country… Continue reading Londoner stuck in Wuhan for lockdown says China success due to being ‘more obedient’

Wuhan holds massive pool party with thousands in attendance three months after reporting no new COVID-19 cases (Photos)

Thousands of people packed into a water park to attend an electronic music festival over the weekend in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the Coronavirus first emerged late last year.  The party took place at Maya Beach Water Park on Saturday, August 15, in the Chinese city of some 11 million residents. Photos and… Continue reading Wuhan holds massive pool party with thousands in attendance three months after reporting no new COVID-19 cases (Photos)

Wuhan officially bans eating wild animals as Coronavirus drives a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade

Authorities in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, have officially banned eating, hunting and breeding wild animals. A notice on the city’s municipal government website said the ban will come into immediate effect and will last for five years. The novel coronavirus was first recorded in Wuhan late last year and the outbreak was linked to a seafood market where… Continue reading Wuhan officially bans eating wild animals as Coronavirus drives a crackdown on illegal wildlife trade

China backs WHO investigation into origin of Coronavirus after over 120 countries join Trump’s call for an investigation into its origin

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday said that he supports an investigation into the origin of Coronavirus and the international response to it’s spread after 120 nations joined US President Trump’s calls for an investigation into into the novel Coronavirus pandemic at the United Nations General Assembly. China had previously rejected a WHO investigation on grounds it… Continue reading China backs WHO investigation into origin of Coronavirus after over 120 countries join Trump’s call for an investigation into its origin

China puts a second city under lockdown in the space of four days amid raising fears of a Coronavirus comeback

A second Chinese city has gone into lockdown today amid growing fears of a second wave of infections in China.  The north-eastern city of Jilin, with a population of more than four million, shut down its borders and suspended public transport on Wednesday, with all residents not allowed to enter or leave their residential compounds unless it… Continue reading China puts a second city under lockdown in the space of four days amid raising fears of a Coronavirus comeback

Coronavirus resurfaces in Wuhan, China after a month

A new case of Coronavirus disease has been reported in Wuhan, China, the city where the outbreak first started in December last year, in over a month. China’s National Health Commission also reported the first double-digit increase in countrywide cases in nearly 10 days, saying 14 new infections had been confirmed. Two of the cases were imported… Continue reading Coronavirus resurfaces in Wuhan, China after a month