U.S. Treasury Secretary Says She Ate Magic Mushrooms During China Trip

Psychedelics have become all the rage in recent years due to their recreational appeal and therapeutic properties. But are they so mainstream that a member of the U.S. Cabinet would willingly down hallucinogenic mushrooms? Well, not exactly—but that’s what accidentally happened when U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen took a recent trip to Beijing. The 77-year-old wasn’t … Read more

China Approves Its First mRNA COVID Vaccine

China approved its first messenger RNA vaccine for Covid-19, clearing a shot from a local drugmaker that harnesses the powerful technology months after the world’s most-populous nation abandoned pandemic curbs. The mRNA vaccine, developed by CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. has been approved for emergency use, according to a statement from the company Wednesday to the … Read more

China’s True COVID Death Toll Estimated To Be in Hundreds of Thousands

The nearly 60,000 Covid-related deaths China reported for the first five weeks of its current outbreak, the largest the world has ever seen, may underestimate the true toll by hundreds of thousands of fatalities, experts said. China’s abrupt pivot from Covid Zero in early December unleashed a surge of omicron infections and led to 59,938 … Read more