Wednesday, 10 August, 2022
TopicLab leak

Topic: Lab leak

Scientists in Lancet letter call for ‘evidence-based’ evaluation of Covid lab leak theory

In a letter, published in The Lancet, scientists say no direct evidence has been found yet that supports that natural origin theory of SARS-CoV-2.

Covid lab leak theory back in focus, Republican report says evidence points to Wuhan institute

Report says there's 'ample evidence' that proves the Wuhan Institute of Virology scientists were working to modify coronaviruses to infect humans. Republicans call for bipartisan probe.

WHO ‘too compromised’, says ex-US CDC director, pushes ‘lab leak’ Covid origin theory again

Manner in which Covid-19 spread so quickly from human to human contradicts the behaviour of other deadly viruses with a similar profile, Robert Redfield tells Fox News.

I was sceptical of ‘lab leak’ theory. But new info, China’s cover-up made me see differently

The Occam’s Razor argument — the likeliest explanation — keeps shifting in the direction of the Wuhan lab, writes former New York Times' lead reporter for Covid-19 pandemic.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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