China defends use of Twitter, Facebook in virus campaign

The Chinese government has defended its use of Twitter and Facebook, following a report that it used its growing social media presence to spread disinformation about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic ByThe Associated Press February 18, 2021, 11:10 AM • 3 min read BEIJING — The Chinese government defended its use of Twitter and […]

India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped

NEW DELHI — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might overtake the United States as the country with the highest case toll. But infections […]

Virus may never go away but could change into mild annoyance

NEW DELHI — What if COVID-19 never goes away? Experts say it’s likely that some version of the disease will linger for years. But what it will look like in the future is less clear. Will the coronavirus, which has already killed more than 2 million people worldwide, eventually be eliminated by a global vaccination […]

EXPLAINER: What the WHO coronavirus experts learned in Wuhan

A World Health Organization team is leaving China after gaining some new insights into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed more than 2.3 million people worldwide By EMILY WANG FUJIYAMA and KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press February 10, 2021, 12:32 PM • 4 min read WUHAN, China — A World Health Organization […]

WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from China lab

A World Health Organization team has concluded that the coronavirus is unlikely to have leaked from a Chinese lab and is more likely to have jumped to humans from an animal By EMILY WANG FUJIYAMA Associated Press February 9, 2021, 12:01 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WUHAN, China […]

New variants raise worry about COVID-19 virus reinfections

Evidence is mounting that having COVID-19 may not protect against getting infected again with some of the new variants. People also can get second infections with earlier versions of the coronavirus if they mounted a weak defense the first time, new research suggests. How long immunity lasts from natural infection is one of the big […]