• COVID-19: Why everyone was wrong

    COVID-19: Why everyone was wrong

    The immune response to the virus is stronger than everyone thought. The original article was published in the Swiss magazine Weltwoche (World Week) on June 10th. The author, Beda M Stadler is the former director of the Institute for Immunology at the University of Bern, a biologist and professor emeritus. Stadler is an important medical …
  • Trump has moved to officially withdraw the U.S. from the WHO, Joe Biden to say he will rejoin immediately if elected

    Trump has moved to officially withdraw the U.S. from the WHO, Joe Biden to say he will rejoin immediately if elected

    Donald Trump has moved to officially withdraw the US from the World Health Organisation during the coronavirus pandemic. The US president has formally notified the United Nations that America is leaving the WHO, prompting his presidential election rival Joe Biden to say he will rejoin immediately if elected. Mr Trump warned in May that the …
  • WHO: Bubonic plague in China 'being well managed'

    WHO: Bubonic plague in China 'being well managed'

    A suspected case of bubonic plague in China is being “well managed” and is not considered high risk, the World Health Organisation has said. Authorities in the city of Bayannur, in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, issued a warning on Sunday after a hospital patient – reported to be a herdsman – was feared …
  • WHO Ends Coronavirus Trial of Hydroxychloroquine

    WHO Ends Coronavirus Trial of Hydroxychloroquine

    The World Health Organization said Wednesday it is ending its trial of the drug hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug promoted by President Trump and others as a treatment for coronavirus, citing data indicating the drug was not effective. The WHO found that there was “no apparent beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine” and ended testing for the drug …
  • Fauci Confirms Public Health Experts Downplayed Efficacy of Masks to Ensure They Would Be Available to Healthcare Workers

    Fauci Confirms Public Health Experts Downplayed Efficacy of Masks to Ensure They Would Be Available to Healthcare Workers

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, confirmed that public health experts discouraged the public from wearing face masks towards the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak because they were concerned there would not be enough available for health care workers. During the early weeks of the pandemic, public health …
  • House GOP Report Finds WHO ‘Complicit’ in Beijing’s COVID Coverup, Calls for Director Tedros’s Ouster

    House GOP Report Finds WHO ‘Complicit’ in Beijing’s COVID Coverup, Calls for Director Tedros’s Ouster

    China violated the International Health Regulations (IHR) of the World Health Organization in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee allege in a new report on the origins of the pandemic. The interim 50-page report, a copy of which was obtained by National Review, also raises new questions …
  • Ava DuVernay, Whoopi Goldberg elected to the Academy’s Board of Governors

    Ava DuVernay, Whoopi Goldberg elected to the Academy’s Board of Governors

    In a compacted election period due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the candidates who have been elected to its Board of Governors. Among the six voted in for their first term on the board are Ava DuVernay (“Selma,” “When They See Us”) for …
  • WHO Clarifies Claim That Asymptomatic Transmission Is ‘Very Rare,’ Says It Was ‘Misinterpreted’

    WHO Clarifies Claim That Asymptomatic Transmission Is ‘Very Rare,’ Says It Was ‘Misinterpreted’

    The World Health Organization on Tuesday sought to clarify a top official’s claim, made just a day earlier, that asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus is “very rare,” saying that a significant percentage of transmissions may in fact occur through people who are not experiencing symptoms. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, who leads the WHO’s diseases and …
  • How a serial cougher scandalized the UK version of ‘Millionaire’

    How a serial cougher scandalized the UK version of ‘Millionaire’

    Here’s one Charles and Diana scandal you’ve probably never heard about. The three-part series “Quiz,” premiering Sunday (10 p.m. on AMC), chronicles the real-life cheating incident that nearly destroyed Britain’s version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in 2001 — when Major Charles Ingram (Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”) and his wife, Diana (Sian Clifford, “Fleabag”), …
  • ‘The Stand’ photos show Alexander Skarsgård in post-plague world

    ‘The Stand’ photos show Alexander Skarsgård in post-plague world

    Too soon … ? First photos are circulating of CBS All Access’ nine-part adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand,” which presents an apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. Though production fell four days short due to the real-world pandemic, and a precise release …