Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Wuhan

2022 Winter Olympics less than a month away, China’s zero-Covid policy is being tested

A journalist's diary documenting her lockdown experiences in Xi'an city was swiftly censored by China after people began comparing it to a diary on Wuhan lockdown.

Fatigue, hair loss, depression — study on long Covid shows what Wuhan patients suffer a year on

A study published in The Lancet says almost half the Covid survivors in Wuhan are still suffering from at least one sequela, commonly known as long Covid.

Half of hospitalised Covid patients have persisting symptoms after a year, Lancet study says

Shortness of breath & lung impairments lasted the longest – 1 in 3 people experienced them, especially if they had severe Covid, study says.

Forget Covid origin, the new question is when the first coronavirus case was

A series of articles in journals report circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in different countries way before officially recorded. US House Committee addendum has added to the chorus.

WHO forms new expert group to continue research into origins of Covid in Wuhan

The new advisory group, SAGO, will also be responsible for advising WHO on development of a global framework to study emergence of future emerging pathogens with pandemic potential.

‘Does not respect common sense’ — China rejects WHO call for another probe into virus origins

While China has consistently rejected lab leak theory, officials Thursday signaled Beijing won’t engage on the origin hunt if the theory remained in play.

Mysteriously deleted Wuhan Covid gene sequences found, US confirms removal from database

About a year ago, genetic sequences from over 200 virus samples from Wuhan’s early Covid cases disappeared from online US database where these were posed on request of Chinese researchers.

Wuhan and 58 other labs handle world’s deadliest pathogen. Only some score high on safety

Biosafety level 4 labs are built so that researchers can safely work with the most dangerous pathogens– ones that can cause serious disease and have no vaccines.

High time Indian foreign policy jettisons ‘don’t annoy China’ notion & supports virus probe

If coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab, it needs to be investigated. But India must come on board for science, not politics.

Wuhan lab leak theory discussed at G7 amid push to identify Covid origin

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said officials 'compared notes' over the theory that the pandemic may have originated from a lab leak in Wuhan, calling for further investigations.

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.