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WHO team investigating COVID in Wuhan sees data ‘no one has seen’ – and does not rule out virus escaped from a lab

WHO team investigating COVID in Wuhan sees data ‘no one has seen’ – and does not rule out virus escaped from a lab

World
The World Health Organisation team in Wuhan investigating the origins of COVID-19 say they are getting data "which no one has seen before" and are "really getting somewhere" - and have not ruled out the possibility that the virus had escaped from a lab.Dr Peter Daszak, part of the ongoing WHO mission, told Sky News: "We are seeing new information and it's good, it's very valuable stuff that is beginning to help us look at the right directions for this virus." In his first interview with a British broadcaster since arriving in China, Dr Daszak, who is the president of EcoHealth Alliance, an NGO, said that site visits were offering valuable information - especially the Huanan seafood market, where the first ever cases of COVID-19 were clustered.Live COVID updates from the UK and around the w...
WHO team in Wuhan visits disease control centers

WHO team in Wuhan visits disease control centers

Health
A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has visited two disease control centers in the province where the outbreak emergedBy EMILY WANG FUJIYAMA Associated PressFebruary 1, 2021, 9:56 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleWUHAN, China -- A World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic visited two disease control centers on Monday that had an early hand in managing the outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.The WHO investigators arrived in Wuhan, the provincial capital, last month to look for clues and have visited hospitals and a seafood market where early cases were detected.The team on Monday visited both the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and its Wuhan cit...
Google investigating ethical AI team member over accessing thousands of sensitive files

Google investigating ethical AI team member over accessing thousands of sensitive files

Technology
Google is investigating a member of its ethical AI team after they were found to have taken thousands of sensitive files from its servers and shared the information with external accounts.The investigation follows the forced exit of Timnit Gebru, a Black woman and prominent researcher on the team whose departure provoked controversy over Google's attitude to employees from ethnic minority backgrounds. One of Ms Gebru's colleagues, Margaret Mitchell, "had been using automated scripts to look through her messages to find examples showing discriminatory treatment of Gebru," as Axios reported.In a statement sent to Axios, Google confirmed the investigation."Our security systems automatically lock an employee's corporate account when they detect that the account is at risk of compromise due to ...
Joe Biden says ‘no time to waste’ as climate team unveiled

Joe Biden says ‘no time to waste’ as climate team unveiled

Science
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Australia v India: Virat Kohli’s team bowled out for 36 in Adelaide defeat

Australia v India: Virat Kohli’s team bowled out for 36 in Adelaide defeat

Sports
First Test, Adelaide Oval (day three)India 244 (Kohli 74) & 36 (Hazlewood 5-8, Cummins 4-21)Australia 191 (Paine 73*) & 90-2 (Burns 51*)Australia won by eight wicketsScorecardIndia collapsed to 36 all out - their lowest total in Test cricket - as Australia won the first Test in Adelaide by eight wickets.Josh Hazlewood took 5-8 and Pat Cummins 4-21, with number 11 Mohammad Shami retiring hurt after a blow to the arm.It is the lowest Test total since New Zealand were bowled out for 26 in 1955.Australia were left with 90 to win, which they reached for the loss of two wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series.Opener Joe Burns ended on 51 not out, completing the chase with a six, as the day-night Test was completed midway through the third day.The second Test in Melbourne begin...