Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

China calls COVID 'lab leak' theory a lie after WHO report

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday attacked the theory that the coronavirus pandemic may have originated as a leak from a Chinese laboratory as a politically motivated lie, after the World Health Organiza...

Pandemic's origins obscured by lack of Chinese data - WHO panel

The World Health Organization said on Thursday its latest investigation into the origins of COVID-19 was inconclusive, largely because data from China is missing, another blow to its years-long effort...

WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

GENEVA (AP) — Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is re...

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...

Mouse bite infection in Taiwan makes Wuhan lab leak more credible: CFR researcher

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A senior researcher at the Washington-based think tank the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has said the mouse bite transmission that occurred in Taiwan last week lends ...

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 ...

Pandemic mystery: Scientists focus on COVID's animal origins

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the origin of the virus tormenting the world remains shrouded in mystery. Most scientists believe it emerged in the wild and jumped from ...

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...

COVID: China urges US to 'stop attacking' Beijing over virus origins

Beijing on Sunday described a US intelligence review into the origins of COVID-19 as "political and false." The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged Washington to "stop attacking" the A...

US spy agencies say origins of COVID-19 may never be known

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence agencies said on Friday they may never be able to identify the origins of COVID-19, as they released a new, more detailed version of their review of wh...

US intel doesn't expect to determine origins of COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring an unforeseen breakthrough, intelligence agencies won’t be able to conclude whether COVID-19 spread by animal-to-human transmission or leaked from a lab, officials said Frida...

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...