Tag: lab

Taiwanese Lab Leak Sharpens Debate on Pandemic Origin

News Analysis On Dec 9, 2021, Taiwan announced that a researcher working in a Biosafety-level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory in Taipei had tested positive for the Delta variant of COVID-19 “while experimenting on the virus in the lab.” Chen Shih-chung, the head of Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) confirmed that the female researcher had tested…


Judge Declines to Block Vaccine Mandate for Los Alamos Lab Workers

A New Mexico judge on Friday rejected a request by dozens of workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The mandate, which took effect on Friday afternoon, was challenged by a total of 114 workers at the laboratory, which was the birthplace of the atomic bomb. The plaintiffs claimed…


Judge Temporarily Bars US Lab From Placing Unvaccinated Workers on Unpaid Leave

A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory’s contracted operator in Tennessee from terminating or placing on unpaid leave its workers who are exempted from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Days after six employees filed a lawsuit against the University of Tennessee-Battelle (UT-Battelle), District Judge Charles Atchley in Knoxville issued a temporary…


US Intelligence Officials Inconclusive on COVID-19 Origin, Say China Unwilling to Cooperate

The 17-agency U.S. intelligence community announced it reached an inconclusive assessment regarding the origins of COVID-19, including whether the virus leaked from a Chinese lab, following a 90-day investigation that was ordered earlier this year by President Joe Biden, according to a summary of the findings. Agency officials said (pdf) the Chinese regime is still…


Fauci Calls on China to Release Medical Records of Wuhan Lab Workers

Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on China to release the medical records of nine people whose ailments might provide vital clues into whether COVID-19 first emerged as the result of a lab leak, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. “I would like to see the medical records of the three people who are reported to…


Majority of MPs Support Calls for Feds to Release Unredacted Documents Concerning Transfer of Virus to Wuhan Lab

A motion introduced by Conservatives to push the Trudeau government to release unredacted documents concerning the deadly viruses transfer to China’s Wuhan laboratory and the firing of two Chinese scientists from Canada’s highest security laboratory was adopted Wednesday. A majority of MPs—179 versus 149—voted in favor of the motion, which calls on the federal  government…


Florida Gov. DeSantis: Fauci’s Role in ‘Gain of Function’ Research Should Be ‘Fully Investigated’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci should be investigated amid reports that the agency conducted “gain of function” research into viruses and pointed to Fauci having given confusing or contradictory information in public comments over the past year. DeSantis was asked on Tuesday by Breitbart…


Wuhan Lab Researcher’s Wife Died of COVID-Like Illness in December 2019, Former Lead US Investigator Says

The wife of a Wuhan lab researcher working on coronaviruses died of what appeared to be COVID-19 in December 2019, the leader of a State Department investigation under the Trump administration told the Daily Caller News Foundation. It would have been an early clue that the virus could be transmitted among humans, yet Chinese authorities…


Leading Scientists Call for ‘Proper Investigation’ of CCP Virus Lab Origin Theory

A group of international researchers are pushing for a “proper investigation” into the origins of COVID-19, including examining the lab accident theory that a World Health Organization (WHO) probe previously dismissed. The WHO-led mission in Wuhan, which released its findings in late March, did not give “balanced consideration” to the theory that the CCP (Chinese…


Officials Grill PHAC Over Failure to Produce Unredacted Documents Concerning Transfer of Viruses to Wuhan Lab

A Commons Committee grilled the president of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) over his failure to produce unredacted documents related to the transfer of deadly viruses to China’s Wuhan laboratory and the agency’s removal of two Chinese scientists. The Standing Committee on Canada-China Relations summoned Iain Stewart to testify on Monday after he…