The US intelligence agencies tasked with uncovering the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are divided on the so-called “lab leak” hypothesis, with four of the five agencies drawing a conclusion saying that the virus was transmitted from an infected animal to a human host, while the fifth agency is leaningread more

The Chinese government denied a World Health Organization proposal for the second phase of an investigation into the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is responsible for the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. This new phase would involve audits of laboratories and markets in the city of Wuhan, with the possibility ofread more

The new UK coronavirus strain may be 30 to 40 percent more deadly than the original SARS-CoV-2 variant, according to a UK governmental health advisory group, despite initial hopes that the faster-spreading variant of the coronavirus had no greater impact on hospitalizations or death than its predecessor. This new developmentread more