C.D.C. Didn’t Write Testing Guidance

By Apoorva Mandavilli Sept. 17, 2020, 6:06 p.m. ET A heavily criticized recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month about who should be tested for the coronavirus was not written by C.D.C. scientists and was posted to the agency’s...

Flu virus with ‘pandemic potential’ found in China

By Michelle Roberts 30 June 2020 BBC News Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES Image captionThe new flu strain is similar to the swine flu that spread globally in 2009 A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists....

5G Is Coming. What Will Change, What Won’t, and Who Will Benefit.

By Shaina Mishkin June 19, 2020 5:30 am ET Barron’s Telecommunication companies are setting the stage for 5G’s long-awaited rollout—but it could take time for consumers to notice a difference, said Craig Moffett, founding partner at New York media and telecom research...

Covid-19 Is Bad. But It May Not Be the ‘Big One’

Maryn McKenna 06.17.2020 08:00 AM WEIRD IN 2005, US government health agencies were obsessed with a disease threat that was rolling across the globe: H5N1 avian flu, which had leaped from wild birds into chickens, and from there into humans, and was killing more than...