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From California to Greece to China, excessive water use and urbanization is collapsing the ground

A recent study in the journal Science analyzed dozens of Chinese cities, revealing that they’re slowly sinking. This phenomenon of the Earth’s surface literally being pushed down — technically known as land subsidence — is not limited to the tens of millions who will be impacted in China. From California to Greece, human activity is making the land under our feet more prone to subsiding than ever....

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We asked scientists what they think of the FBI’s assessment that COVID came from a Chinese lab

Almost as soon as the COVID-19 pandemic went global in early 2020, a public debate over its origins erupted. No one doubted then, or doubts now, that the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated in China before spreading all over the world. Yet since the first humans were infected, the mainstream scientific narrative has been that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was passed from an animal to humans at a wet market....

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China went from “zero-COVID” to uncontrolled spread. What happened?

For years, China was a public health model for successfully preventing the spread COVID-19. Until it wasn’t: within the past month, the number of COVID-19 cases exploded. Last week, fifty percent of passengers on two different flights from China to Milan tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports. That number hints at the astonishing grip the SARS-CoV-2 virus has on the world’s most populous nation....

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China went from “zero-COVID” to uncontrolled spread. What happened?

For years, China was a public health model for successfully preventing the spread COVID-19. Until it wasn’t: within the past month, the number of COVID-19 cases exploded. Last week, fifty percent of passengers on two different flights from China to Milan tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports. That number hints at the astonishing grip the SARS-CoV-2 virus has on the world’s most populous nation....

Originally posted on salon.com

China went from “zero-COVID” to uncontrolled spread. What happened?

For years, China was a public health model for successfully preventing the spread COVID-19. Until it wasn’t: within the past month, the number of COVID-19 cases exploded. Last week, fifty percent of passengers on two different flights from China to Milan tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports. That number hints at the astonishing grip the SARS-CoV-2 virus has on the world’s most populous nation....

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