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Meeting between Husted, neighbors over tweet is in flux

Apr. 09, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A meeting between Ohio's lieutenant governor and Asian American neighbors in his Columbus suburb who are concerned about a tweet they viewed as inflammatory will not take place Friday. Republican Lt. Gov. Jon Husted's office said that he and his...

Ohio GOP lieutenant governor faces political test over tweet

Apr. 08, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Warming up a crowd with a joke is a trick of the political trade. Republican Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted had, no doubt, used the technique successfully dozens of times before. But one day last September, it was going very badly. ...

Neighbors say Lt Gov Husted will meet them to discuss tweet

Apr. 05, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group representing Asian American neighbors of Ohio’s Republican lieutenant governor said Monday that he and his family have agreed to meet with them to discuss their concerns about his recent tweet that referred to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus.” ...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Apr. 05, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. April 4, 2021. Editorial: Lt. Gov. Jon Husted covers himself in shame by not disavowing ‘Wuhan Virus’ tweet Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted is a savvy and reasonable man who clearly aims for higher office. So why is Husted so dead...

Asian neighbors pen letter of fear to Ohio's lieutenant gov

Mar. 31, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of Asian American residents of the suburb that Ohio’s Republican lieutenant governor calls home penned a letter to him Wednesday, citing their concerns over a tweet he sent referring to the “Wuhan virus” and the fears they have for the safety of their...

China pushes to expand virus origin search beyond its border

Mar. 31, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese health officials pushed Wednesday to expand the search for the origins of the coronavirus beyond China, one day after the release of a closely watched World Health Organization report on the issue. They also rejected criticism that China did not...

WHO team urges patience after 1st look for origin of virus

Mar. 30, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An international team behind a long-awaited study of the possible origins of COVID-19 with Chinese colleagues on Tuesday called it a “first start,” while the United States and allies expressed concerns about the findings and China trumpeted its cooperation. ...

WHO report: COVID likely 1st jumped into humans from animals

Mar. 29, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The...

China outlines COVID-origin findings, ahead of WHO report

Mar. 26, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials briefed diplomats Friday on the ongoing research into the origin of COVID-19, ahead of the expected release of a long-awaited report from the World Health Organization. The briefing appeared to be an attempt by China to get out its view...

1 report, 4 theories: Scientists mull clues on virus' origin

Mar. 25, 2021 08:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A team of international and Chinese scientists is poised to report on its joint search for the origins of the coronavirus that sparked a pandemic after it was first detected in China over a year ago — with four theories being considered, and one the clear frontrunner,...