WHO to announce new team to study Covid-19 origins

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) – The position is unpaid. The world’s scientists and Internet sleuths will scrutinise every move. Completing the first assignment with the available tools, and to everyone’s satisfaction, will be nearly impossible. Despite those considerable obstacles, more than…

Myocarditis risk higher for Covid-19 than for vaccines: Study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Covid-19 increases the risk of developing myocarditis (heart inflammation) by a factor of 16, providing a strong argument in favor of vaccination, a new US study showed Tuesday (Aug 31). Myocarditis and an associated risk, pericarditis (inflammation…

China’s Delta outbreak curbs spending, prompting GDP downgrades

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) – China’s broadest Covid-19 outbreak since the beginning of the pandemic in late 2019 is hampering tourism and spending during the peak summer holiday, prompting analysts to review their economic growth projections as risks escalate. Authorities rushed to close…