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Deleted NIH data fuels further debate on COVID-19 origins | TheHill – The Hill

Deleted NIH data fuels further debate on COVID-19 origins | TheHill – The Hill

A scientist who says he uncovered data on the genetic sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that had been deleted from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) database has thrown more fuel on the debate over the virus's origins.  Jesse Bloom, a principal researcher at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, wrote in a preprint paper that he recovered a data set containing SARS-CoV-2 sequences from early in the Wuhan epidemic that had been deleted from the NIH’s Sequence Read Archive (SRA).  The paper was posted to the bioRxiv server, an open repository for papers that have not yet been peer-reviewed or published.  According to Bloom, the data purportedly show that the virus was circulating in the Chinese city of Wuhan before a December outbreak of COVID-19 that was linked to a "we...
US had nearly 17 million undiagnosed COVID-19 cases in early months of pandemic: Study – ABC News

US had nearly 17 million undiagnosed COVID-19 cases in early months of pandemic: Study – ABC News

The study explored the "wide gap" between known and asymptomatic cases. June 23, 2021, 10:24 PM • 6 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article There may have been nearly 17 million undiagnosed COVID-19 cases in the United States in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new National Institutes of Health study. The study suggests that the prevalence of COVID-19 in the spring and summer of 2020 "far exceeded" the number of confirmed cases -- especially in people who were asymptomatic. "A hallmark of the coronavirus pandemic is that there are people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 who have few or no symptoms," Dr. Matthew Memoli, director of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Clinical Studies Unit at the National Institute ...
Mother identified as person of interest in deaths of 2 girls found in Florida canal – CBS News

Mother identified as person of interest in deaths of 2 girls found in Florida canal – CBS News

Police in Lauderhill, Florida, announced on Wednesday that they have a person of interest in the deaths of two young sisters who were found floating in a canal: Their mother, Tinessa Hogan. "She was contacted by police and she is not in the community right now," said Lauderhill Police Lieutenant Michael Bigwood. Police say Hogan — who has been located, but not yet arrested — never reported the girls missing. They were last seen earlier this week.  They identified the sisters as 9-year-old Destiny and 7-year-old Daysha. Neighbor Lawana Johnson discovered one of the bodies.  "It shocked me ... I froze, then I started to cry," she said. Trending News The gruesome discovery happened around noon on Tuesday. Destiny's body was found...
NCAA hopes that Congress will save it from devastating antitrust liability based on NIL rules – NBC Sports

NCAA hopes that Congress will save it from devastating antitrust liability based on NIL rules – NBC Sports

Getty Images The NCAA is caught between a rock and a potentially devastating antitrust lawsuit. Faced with a long-overdue reckoning regarding a corrupt business model that consistently has refused to give fair value to the athletes who generate it, the NCAA has an immediate dilemma regarding name, image, and likeness laws that become effective in six states next Thursday. What does the NCAA do as to the other 44 states? At one extreme, NCAA rules that persist in the flat refusal to allow athletes to profit from their fame become clear targets for another antitrust class action. At the other extreme, it’s open season and/or free enterprise, with individuals who have something worth buying able to sell it — the very foundat...
A Culture War Between Hungary and Europe Escalates Over L.G.B.T. Bill – The New York Times

A Culture War Between Hungary and Europe Escalates Over L.G.B.T. Bill – The New York Times

BRUSSELS — A culture war between Hungary and the European Union escalated Wednesday after a top official from the bloc said she would use all her powers to thwart a new Hungarian law that critics say targets the L.G.B.T. community. The law, which would ban the depiction or promotion of homosexuality to those under 18 years of age, an addition to legislation targeting pedophiles, has been approved in Hungary’s Parliament but still must be endorsed by the country’s president. The legislation was sharply criticized on Wednesday by the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. “This Hungarian bill is a shame,” Ms. von der Leyen said in a statement. “This bill clearly discriminates against people based on their sexual orientation. It goes against the fundamental values of t...
As pitchers decry MLBs foreign-substance crackdown, unfazed commissioner Rob Manfred says changes have gone very well – ESPN

As pitchers decry MLBs foreign-substance crackdown, unfazed commissioner Rob Manfred says changes have gone very well – ESPN

NEW YORK -- On-field exams of pitchers started Monday, a week after Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced a crackdown on unauthorized grip substances. How's it going so far? Depends on who you ask. While players throughout baseball have offered several different takes -- many have been outspoken and demonstrative, both in their media availabilities and in their mannerisms on the field -- one person is unfazed by the fallout, and is as determined now as he was last week. That's the man in charge of it all. In an interview with The Athletic this week, in fact, the commissioner expressed satisfaction with early returns ... or lack thereof. "My view is the first two days have gone very well," he told the website on Wednesday. "We've had no ejections [for foreign substance...
California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election – CNN

California Gov. Gavin Newsom to face recall election – CNN

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