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According to BBC News, the global vaccine-sharing initiative has sent its first shipment, which arrived in Ghana this week.

The findings stem from a recent meeting of a WHO Guideline Development Group convened to address challenges with TB diagnosis and related drug-resistance.

Possible Early Cases

World Health Organization investigators have uncovered possible early cases of COVID-19 in central China, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The World Health Organization team conducting an investigation into SARS-CoV-2 origins says bats remain its likely source, according to Reuters.

Getting Going

The World Health Organization team exploring the origins of SARS-CoV-2 has finished its two-week quarantine in China, the Guardian says.

US to Remain in WHO

Anthony Fauci also informed the World Health Organization executive board that the US would be joining the COVAX initiative, according to CNBC.

What's It Called?

Nature News writes that scientists are trying to figure out how to name the new strains of SARS-CoV-2 that are emerging.

WHO Team Arrives

Investigators from the World Health Organization have arrived in China to look into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, NPR reports.

Not Yet There

The Guardian reports that visas for some members of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of SAR-CoV-2 have not yet been approved by China.

Reuters reports the World Health Organization is to send a team of investigators to Wuhan, China early next year.


Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.

Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.

Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.

In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.