Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicWuhan Institute of Virology

Topic: Wuhan Institute of Virology

Hundreds of viruses, decade to build: Story of Wuhan lab at centre of Covid leak suspicion

Wuhan Institute of Virology's P4 lab was intended to prevent outbreaks like SARS in 2003. Built with French engineering, the state-of-the-art facility took off from the French P4 lab in Lyon.

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.

Bioweapons research is banned by international treaty – but no one is checking for violations

Biological weapons programs are more difficult to detect than nuclear or chemical ones, which typically require large facilities and numerous personnel.

Origin of Covid mirrors SARS genesis in animals, study finds

Melbourne: Early Covid-19 cases traced to markets in Wuhan, China, mirror the initial spread of SARS 17 years earlier, scientists said in a paper...

‘There was nothing strange’ – the last-and-only-foreign scientist at Wuhan lab speaks out

Virologist Danielle Anderson says half-truths have obscured an accurate accounting of Wuhan lab’s functions, but she does think an investigation is needed to nail down virus’s origin.

Lab leak or natural? How the evidence stacks up in the coronavirus origin investigation

ThePrint takes you through the arguments and counter-arguments in the Covid lab leak theory. The jury is still out on whether the pandemic virus has a natural origin or otherwise.

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.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.

What world wants China to disclose in Wuhan lab leak probe

G7 leaders are set to call for a fresh WHO-convened study into coronavirus origins. Yet so far they’ve been vague on what exactly they want.

EcoHealth of US, under fire for Wuhan lab link, is working with Modi govt since Aug 2020

New York-based EcoHealth Alliance is providing technical assistance to animal husbandry dept through Gates Foundation grant, which officials say could be withdrawn soon.

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Pakistan’s being governed by London Sharif and Islamabad Sharif. But they’re not on same page

The disintegration of Sri Lanka is a warning. Ethnic divisions, economic mismanagement, and a horrendously uneconomic port— each has a parallel in Pakistan.
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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