The new coronavirus was circulating in Italy during September 2019, a study by the National Cancer Institute (INT) of the Italian city of Milan shows, signaling that it might have spread beyond China earlier than believed.
Roughly one in 10 people may have been infected with the coronavirus, leaving the vast majority of the world’s population vulnerable to the Covid-19 disease it causes, the World Health Organization said.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) reinstated a $7.5 million grant to the nonprofit research organization EcoHealth Alliance.
Coronavirus infections rose above 13 million across the world on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by one million in just five days in a pandemic that has killed more than half a million people.
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months.
A Harvard professor arrested earlier this year for failing to disclose ties to China’s Thousand Talents Program was indicted for making false statements to federal authorities regarding that work in Wuhan, China.
Scientists are turning a spotlight on China’s version of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic as they scrutinize everything from the virus’s genetic code to proxy data, such as cremations and internet searches for disease symptoms.
Global coronavirus cases surpassed 6 million, according to a Reuters tally, as Latin America reported a grim milestone of 50,000 deaths from the disease.
The United States will end its relationship with the World Health Organization over the body’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, U.S. President Donald Trump said, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China.
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate under development by China’s CanSino Biologics is moving forward in development after the company published data supporting patient safety.