With Virus Origins Still Obscure, W.H.O. and Critics Look to Next Steps

A scientific mission to China proposed further study for a number of topics. Critics and the director of the W.H.O. have weighed in as well. By James Gorman The joint international and Chinese mission organized by the World Health Organization on the origins of Covid released its report last week suggesting that for almost every topic it covered, more study […]

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With Virus Origins Still Obscure, W.H.O. and Critics Look to Next Steps

A scientific mission to China proposed further study for a number of topics. Critics and the director of the W.H.O. have weighed in as well. By James Gorman The joint international and Chinese mission organized by the World Health Organization on the origins of Covid released its report last week suggesting that for almost every topic it covered, more study […]

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Vulnerable Inmates Left in Prison as Covid Rages

At a federal compound in Connecticut, inmates in precarious health “are like sitting ducks,” one lawyer said. The Danbury Federal Correction Institution in Connecticut is one of three federal prisons that were singled out for prompt action last spring by former Attorney General William Barr because of its vulnerability to Covid outbreaks.Credit…Lauren Lancaster for The New York Times Supported by […]

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False Reports of a New ‘U.S. Variant’ Came from White House Task Force

Reports of a highly contagious new variant in the United States, published on Friday by multiple news outlets, are based on speculative statements made by Dr. Deborah Birx and are inaccurate, according to several government officials. The erroneous report originated at a recent meeting where Dr. Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, presented graphs of the […]

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