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W.H.O demands answers from China – what’s the truth of COVID’s origin?

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The World Health Organization is demanding answers for the origin of coronavirus and is asking China to be ‘transparent’

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he is asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the virus.

A WHO-led team spent four weeks in and around the central city of Wuhan with Chinese researchers and confirmed in a joint report in March that the virus had probably been transmitted from bats to humans through another animal.

The report stated that “introduction through a laboratory incident was considered to be an extremely unlikely pathway

Countries including the United States and some scientists haven’t been satisfied

“We ask China to be transparent and open and to cooperate,”

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference on Thursday.

Ghebreyesus said there had been a “premature push” to rule out the theory that the coronavirus might have escaped from a Chinese government lab in Wuhan, leading to the global pandemic which started in 2020.

“We owe it to the millions who suffered and the millions who died to know what happened.”

China’s defensive response

China has called the theory that the virus may have escaped from a Wuhan laboratory “absurd” and said repeatedly that “politicising” the issue will hamper investigations.

The WHO boss will brief WHO’s 194 member states on Friday regarding a proposed second phase of study.

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Nintendo’s live presentation sets the stage to end the financial year with a bang

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PlayStation 5 has received a fresh Discord update, enhancing your social gaming experience. Connect with friends, join voice chats, and stay in the loop directly from your console.

Prepare for a thrilling showcase packed with game reveals, exclusive trailers, and updates on your favourite Nintendo franchises.

Whether you’re a fan of Mario, Zelda, or new indie titles, this Direct promises to deliver something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for a gaming extravaganza!

Emily Leaney joins to discuss the latest.

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U.S. advocates for tobacco-style warning labels on social media platforms

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In an attempt to safeguard adolescent mental health, the U.S. Surgeon General has advocated for the implementation of warning labels on social media platforms.

On this episode of Ticker Hot Shots – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy looks to implement warnings on social media platforms, Adobe get sued over hidden payments, a micro-EV slots into the urban market and the Pope attends G7 to warn over the use of AI.

Ticker’s Mike Loder and Veronica Dudo discuss. #featured #trending

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China & Australia are working to strengthen ties amid panda and wine diplomacy

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Chinese Premier Li Li Qiang engaged in discussions concerning trade relations and human rights during a recent diplomatic meeting.

The talks aimed to address key issues affecting the economic and political relationship between the two nations.

Albanese emphasised the importance of maintaining a constructive dialogue despite recent tensions, highlighting Australia’s commitment to fostering mutually beneficial trade partnerships with China.

Professor Tim Harcourt from UTS joins to discuss. #featured #trending #global view

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