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Health Officials Are Dropping Outdoor Mask Mandates, Following Numerous Studies

Health Officials Are Dropping Outdoor Mask Mandates, Following Numerous Studies

Eleanor Bartow  Investigative Editor Several studies have shown a low risk of COVID-19 transmission outdoors, except when there is lengthy interaction with others at a close distance. Mask requirements need to be nuanced or some people will ignore the rules, according to a public health expert. Several cities have relaxed outdoor mask requirements this month, […]

Lawmakers Ask For Details From American Scientists Who Studied Bat Coronaviruses In Wuhan Before The Pandemic

Lawmakers Ask For Details From American Scientists Who Studied Bat Coronaviruses In Wuhan Before The Pandemic

Eleanor Bartow  A U.S.-based group that conducts bat coronavirus research in China was asked Friday to provide a House committee with information on virus samples and safety protocols at a Wuhan lab. The group, the EcoHealth Alliance, has received funding from the National Institutes of Health for coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology […]

‘Godfather Of Gain Of Function’: WaPo Columnist Lays Out Fauci’s Possible Role In Wuhan Lab

‘Godfather Of Gain Of Function’: WaPo Columnist Lays Out Fauci’s Possible Role In Wuhan Lab

Eleanor Bartow  Scientists fear criticizing “gain-of-function” research or saying COVID-19 may have leaked from a lab because it would risk their careers and government funding, according to Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin. “People don’t want to think about the fact that our hero of the pandemic Dr. [Anthony] Fauci might also have been connected to […]

WHO Delays Report On COVID’s Origins As China ‘Fights Tooth & Nail Over Each Sentence,’ WHO Advisor Says

WHO Delays Report On COVID’s Origins As China ‘Fights Tooth & Nail Over Each Sentence,’ WHO Advisor Says

By Eleanor Bartow, Contributor  China has delayed the release of a World Health Organization report on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic as it reviews the document, according to a WHO advisor. The Chinese are fighting “tooth & nail over each sentence,” a WHO advisory committee member said. Several groups have called for a separate, more […]