While the world’s most powerful man says COVID-19 originated in a lab, the world’s premier health body disagrees.
According to Dr. Mike Ryan, the Executive Director of the World Health Organization’s emergencies program, ‘aggressive investigation of wrongdoing’ regarding the origin of the virus makes understanding it more difficult.
The WHO has said that the US government hasn’t forwarded proof to support President Trump’s ‘speculative’ claim that the coronavirus came from a Wuhan lab.
On Sunday, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US has ‘enormous evidence’ to support the claims.
Since the US has so far not produced any evidence, at least according to Dr Ryan and WHO’s perspective, the whole affair remains speculative.
Do you think the US has conclusive evidence that links the Chinese laboratory to the coronavirus, or is it all bark and no bite?
Dr Fauci States There Is No Scientific Proof that COVID-19 Originated from the Wuhan Lab
In a move that is bound to increase the friction between him and President Trump, Dr. Anthony Fauci has also refuted the claims that the coronavirus originated from a Wuhan lab.
He also rubbished the claims that the virus might have ‘escaped from a lab after being brought in from the wild.’
This week, both Trump and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have driven the agenda that the virus came from a Wuhan lab.
Now, interestingly, Fauci joins the WHO in rejecting this theory from Trump and Pompeo.
Once touted as the poster-boy in the fight against the virus, the infectious diseases expert has fallen low in the pecking order of Trump’s favorite people.
Do you think that Fauci is brave to stand up to the world’s most powerful man and stick to what he believes is right? Let us know with a short response.
Israel Announces ‘Significant Breakthrough’ in Coronavirus Treatment
With news streaming from around the world every day that researchers are close to finding a COVID-19 cure, people aren’t sure what to believe.
But the recent claim by Israel that they are on the verge of a cure got everyone excited.
According to Naftali Bennett, Israel’s defense minister, the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has developed antibodies that can neutralize the virus in the bodies of carriers.
After visiting the IIBR on Monday, Bennett was briefed ‘on a significant breakthrough in finding an antidote for the coronavirus’.
It wasn’t clear about the timeframe for distribution of the treatment, but the IIBR is currently patenting it and plans to mass-produce it soon.
With roughly 100 research groups globally searching for a vaccine, do you think we’ll finally have a vaccine soon?
Hundreds of Millions Turn to TikTok as Its Popularity Explodes
While most businesses are facing losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, others are smiling all the way to the bank.
With nations under lockdown and with lots of free time on their hands, people turned to anything that could occupy their minds.
Enter TikTok, an app that has provided people with a fun way of escaping from all the sad news from the pandemic.
With hashtags such as ‘#HappyAtHome,’ the promotions seem to be bearing fruits.
In recent months, hundreds of millions of people have downloaded the app. From January to March alone, the short-form video app was downloaded a massive 315 million times. This figure beats any other app in a single quarter ever.
As of today, TikTok now has 2 billion downloads. And from the way things are going, this amount will likely continue to rise.
In case the cure for COVID-19 is found, and people get back to normal lives, do you think TikTok will still continue to be popular?
Shopper Wears a KKK Hood as Security Guard is Shot for Enforcing the Mask Rule
With the world facing unpredictable times, it seems the worst in people is slowly coming to show.
Just recently in California, a man wore a Ku Klux Klan hood while shopping for groceries at a Vons supermarket.
Some speculate that this was probably a reaction to the fact that San Diego County had made wearing masks in public mandatory, so the shopper decided to make a statement of his own.
The man ignored requests from the store’s staff to remove the hood and only did so when paying for the groceries before he left.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, they are looking into the incident, and plan to ‘pursue any appropriate criminal charges.’
Meanwhile in Flint, Michigan, a Family Dollar security guard was fatally shot after suggesting to a woman that her kid couldn’t enter the store without a mask.
Seems like it’s going to be a divide between one extreme or the other. In which case, which would you rather see?
And on a related note, do you think that such cases will be on the rise?