PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 09:15 AM IST
The data, first submitted to the US-based Sequence Read Archive in March 2020, were “requested to be withdrawn” by the same researcher three months later in June, the US National Institutes of Health said in a statement Wednesday.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 01:54 PM IST
However, some new developments put forward by media outlets in the US—White House-led investigation efforts and statements by President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci—have brought the idea back into consideration.
ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 03:55 PM IST
A trove of Fauci's emails covering the onset of the coronavirus outbreak was released this week to media under a freedom of information request.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 09:52 PM IST
- In December 2019, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV aired a video, titled ‘Youth In the Wild - Invisible Defender’, which showed researchers scaling cavern walls in search of unknown viruses.
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 09:42 AM IST
Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on China to release the medical records of nine people whose ailments might provide vital clues into whether COVID-19 first emerged as the result of a lab leak, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 05:58 PM IST
The origin probe comes at a sensitive time in US-China relations, with both governments showing signs they want to move beyond the vitriol that marked the last year of Donald Trump’s presidency.
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 08:52 AM IST
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Agencies | , London, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 02:35 AM IST
- Scientists tried to reverse-engineer the virus to make it appear natural, says a new research.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 11:14 PM IST
Not knowing how the pandemic started puts the world at risk of future outbreaks, Peter Hotez, co-director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development said.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 05:27 PM IST
- The hypothesis of the introduction of Covid-19 through a laboratory incident had gained a lot of traction in the early days of the pandemic but was largely dismissed as a conspiracy theory.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 01:30 PM IST
'Patient Su' fell ill in September 2019 and was treated at Rongjun Hospital in Wuhan. The patient did not undergo nucleic testing and later died.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 08:49 PM IST
- The study reportedly claimed that the Chinese scientists also tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering the viruses to make it look like they naturally arose from bats.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 11:14 AM IST
The circumstantial evidence all points towards the Wuhan Institute of Virology being at the epicentre of the SARS-CoV-2 virus playing havoc with the world. China must open WIV for investigation by independent experts with no agenda.
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Shanghai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 10:45 AM IST
The embassy in Washington said in a statement on its website on Wednesday evening "some political forces have been fixated on political manipulation and (the) blame game".
AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 10:58 PM IST
- The Biden administration is responding both to domestic and geopolitical concerns about putting pressure on China to be transparent about the outbreak.
By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 02:16 PM IST
Representatives of 40 countries spoke at the World Health Assembly, but there was hardly a word on the raging global debate on the possible origins of the pandemic in Wuhan, or on the conduct of WHO in alerting the world about the Covid-19 infection.
AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 05:56 AM IST
China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that the tornado hit Wuhan at about 8:40 p.m. It toppled construction site sheds and snapped several trees, Xinhua said, citing a local government.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 04:11 PM IST
- While no further detail was given, the new bureau will be headed by a long-time health official Wang Hesheng, who had been tasked to take over the crisis in Wuhan in early 2020 after the officials there were sacked.
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 02:27 PM IST
The Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first Covid-19 outbreak was identified, is home to a high-security virus lab, and that proximity has prompted former U.S. President Donald Trump and others to speculate on the possibility of a leak.
PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 07:08 AM IST
The novel coronavirus emerged at China’s central Wuhan city in December 2019 and became a pandemic, upending life across the globe.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 03:44 PM IST
A report by WHO and Chinese experts released on Tuesday had judged the lab-leak hypothesis highly unlikely, saying the virus behind Covid-19 had probably jumped from bats to humans via an intermediary animal.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 12:47 PM IST
The scientists proposed further research in every area except the lab leak hypothesis, the AP reported Monday, citing a draft copy of the report, which it said left many questions unanswered.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 06:15 AM IST
Top Biden administration officials on Sunday expressed concern about the way a pivotal report examining the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic was crafted, including the possibility that the Chinese government had a hand in writing it.
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 06:29 PM IST
A new study has claimed that spike protein of coronavirus is more stable in faster spreading versions of the virus, such as the ones first reported in the UK and South Africa, as compared to the original form of the pathogen from China's Wuhan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 05:11 AM IST
Scientists tracing the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic believe they’ve identified a possible transmission source: China’s thriving wildlife trade.
PTI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 02:31 PM IST
The research, published in the journal Science, used molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations to date the emergence of the virus to as early as October 2019.
Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 12:21 PM IST
The experts said that they found a 'link' between the wet market in Wuhan, where people first fell ill, and neighbouring regions in South China where bats were found with viruses.
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 07:53 AM IST
Marion Koopmans, who was also on the WHO-led team, said they considered numerous hypotheses for how the pandemic might have started, including the possibility of a laboratory accident.
Reuters | , Shanghai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 03:52 PM IST
- In January, a team of scientists picked by the World Health Organization visited hospitals and research institutes in Wuhan, in search of clues about the origins of Covid-19.
ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 02:11 PM IST
He further said that there is "good reason to believe" that an outbreak of a "flu-like illness" had occurred among the scientists in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in the fall of 2019.