Latest from Yasmeen Abutaleb

Trump administration’s hunt for pandemic ‘lab leak’ went down many paths and came up with no smoking gun

The quest by spy agencies and public health officials relied on public reports and intelligence from foreign governments. Now, President Biden has reinvigorated the search, ordering a fresh intelligence review.
  • Jun 15, 2021

Trump and his allies try to rewrite, distort history of pandemic while casting Fauci as public enemy No. 1

The focus on where the virus came from appears to be an attempt to distract from the chief failure of the Trump administration — its uneven and chaotic response to the outbreak once it began spreading within the United States.
  • Jun 5, 2021
  • Post Reports

Fauci’s inbox

What we can learn from Fauci’s emails. Why tennis star Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open. And, the joyous sounds of Americans reuniting.
  • Jun 1, 2021
  • Exclusive

Anthony Fauci’s pandemic emails: ‘All is well despite some crazy people in this world’

Fauci’s correspondence from March and April 2020, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, offers a peek into his world during the frantic early days of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Jun 1, 2021

Coronavirus ‘lab leak’ theory jumps from mocked to maybe as Biden orders intelligence review

Biden has asked intelligence agencies to analyze previously unexamined information about the Wuhan lab that may bolster the suspicions of some former Trump officials.
  • May 28, 2021

Biden asks intelligence community to redouble efforts to determine definitive origin of the coronavirus

The president also pressed China to cooperate amid questions of whether the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan.
  • May 26, 2021

Top U.S. health official calls for follow-up investigation into pandemic’s origins

The theory that the virus came from a lab in Wuhan, China, has gained traction amid criticism of an international probe and reports that several workers there were ill in November 2019 — weeks before the virus was officially identified.
  • May 26, 2021

Biden vowed to ‘follow the science,’ but left many out with sudden mask guidance

Local and state health departments, labor unions, governors and numerous other public officials were caught off guard by one of the most significant developments of the pandemic.
  • May 20, 2021

CDC’s No. 2 official to retire this summer in second high-profile exit

Some people worry that the departure of Anne Schuchat, a longtime stabilizing force, could undermine still-flagging morale.
  • May 17, 2021

‘The right decision wrongly handled’: Inside the Biden administration’s abrupt reversal on masks

The huge policy turnaround caught senior White House and administration officials, medical experts, elected officials and business leaders completely off guard.
  • May 15, 2021