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Taiwan to fine Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 for COVID lab infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 24) announced that it will be fining Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 (US$5,400) after the lack of prop...

Taiwan lists 3 possible ways COVID lab infection occurred

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Dec. 20) released the results of a report by Academia Sinica listing three possible routes by which a research assist...

453 Taiwan contacts listed for COVID-positive lab worker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The total number of contacts of a female research assistant who contracted the Delta variant of COVID inside a high safety level lab in Taipei has risen to 453. On Satu...

Taiwan scientist bitten by mice twice before testing positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A scientist at a high-level biological safety lab in Taipei was bitten twice by mice before testing positive for COVID, prompting an investigation into whether laboratory ...

Scientist bitten by mouse in Taipei lab before testing positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female researcher was bitten by a lab mouse while running experiments on COVID before testing positive for the virus on Thursday (Dec. 9). During an emergency press c...

Scientist COVID positive after exposure in Taipei P3 lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A researcher in a high safety level laboratory in Taipei has tested positive for COVID and may have contracted the disease while experimenting on the virus. During an e...

PCR kit purchases could indicate COVID began in Wuhan as early as May 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly obtained data on purchases of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which are used to screen for infectious diseases, show a dramatic spike in demand in Wuhan start...

Leaked DARPA docs reveal plans for risky research with Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Leaked documents from a scuttled research grant proposal calling for collaboration between labs in Wuhan and the U.S. military are raising concerns about the dangerous nat...

WHO chief inspector says 'likely' patient zero was Wuhan lab researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The team leader of the World Health Organization (WHO) probe into the origins of COVID-19 has told a Danish TV station it is "likely" that patient zero was a sta...

Republican report concludes COVID-19 leaked from Wuhan lab prior to Sept. 12, 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report released by U.S. House Republicans earlier this month has concluded that the "preponderance of evidence" points to COVID-19 leaking from one of the Wuha...

China rejects WHO plan for study of COVID-19 origin

BEIJING (Reuters) - China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization (WHO) plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus, which includes the hypothesis it could ...

Video indicates bats kept at Wuhan lab before COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video that appears to show bats were being experimented on at China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold has surfaced — d...

Senate bill calls for investigation into Wuhan lab leak, US funding

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Senate's newly passed China competition bill presses for an investigation into the possibility that COVID-19 originated from a lab in Wuhan and the extent to which...

US report concluded COVID-19 may have leaked from Wuhan lab - WSJ

A report on the origins of COVID-19 by a U.S. government national laboratory concluded that the hypothesis of a virus leak from a Chinese lab in Wuhan is plausible and deserves further investigation, ...

German scientist says 99.9% chance coronavirus leaked from Wuhan lab

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new study based on a year of research by a German physicist has concluded that the Wuhan coronavirus started with an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). ...