The WHO hopes its new panel can determine the origin of COVID-19. Some experts are skeptical

The WHO hopes its new panel can determine the origin of COVID-19. Some experts are skeptical

An “imbalanced” group of experts and China’s resistance to co-operate means the World Health Organization’s new panel is unlikely to determine whether the origin of COVID-19 can be found in nature or traced to a lab leak, some experts suggest. The WHO announced last week it had formed a new advisory group to to look into the origins of emerging and re-emerging … Read more

Hopes and fears for the global Covid-19 recovery

Hopes and fears for the global Covid-19 recovery

The recovery from the shock of Covid-19 was quicker and stronger than anybody expected a year-and-a-half ago. This we owe to a big scientific and organisational achievement: the development and mass production of effective vaccines. A depressingly large proportion of humanity is suspicious of this modern miracle. Yet this success and the recovery it has … Read more