My partner just got covid-19. The onset of symptoms was rapid and she described it as “like being hit by a freight train”. “How retro of you,” commented another colleague. Another replied: “Is this still a thing?”
As a health journalist who has been covering covid since the early days, I still get asked this question quite regularly. And more than three years on, there are still some big, unanswered questions when it comes to covid. We still don’t really know where this particular coronavirus came from, and our understanding of the long covid is still patchy at best. But we know it continues to cause infection, disease and death. Read the whole story.
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1 Twitter threatens to sue Meta over Threads
It claims Meta stole former Twitter workers to create the “copycat” app. (Traffic light)
+ Amazingly, Threads signups have surpassed 30 million. (WP$)
+ It also already hosts a whopping 95 million posts. (The edge)
+ Threads has what other Twitter rivals don’t: a built-in user base. (via cable $)