Bio-warfare experts question why Canada was sending lethal viruses to China

In a table-top pandemic exercise at Johns Hopkins University last year, a pathogen based on the emerging Nipah virus was released by fictional extremists, killing 150 million people. A less apocalyptic scenario mapped out by a blue-ribbon U.S. panel envisioned Nipah being dispersed by terrorists and claiming over 6,000 American lives. Scientists from Canada’s National …

Information concerning coronavirus spread in Xinjiang is ‘state secret’: official

This article was originally published by Radio Free Asia and is reprinted with permission. Information about the novel coronavirus (nCoV) and how it has spread in northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) is a "state secret" and cannot be shared with the public, according to a government employee in the region's capital Urumqi. On …

2.6 million needs humanitarian aid: CAR

More than half the population in the Central African Republic -- around 2.6 million people -- needs humanitarian aid and more than one million are in an extremely vulnerable situation, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Central African Republic is still struggling after a conflict that forced halfSource: Half C.Africa population needs humanitarian aid: UN

Sepsis played a direct role in the deaths of 11 million people in 2017?

Sepsis played a direct role in the deaths of 11 million people in 2017, almost twice as many as previously estimated, according to a study published Thursday. Sepsis occurs when a person's organs cease to function properly as the result of an out-of-control immune response to infection. Some 85Source: Sepsis linked to 1-in-5 deaths worldwide: …