Amy Cheng
Breaking-news reporter
Education: Yale University, BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics
Amy Cheng is a breaking-news reporter for The Washington Post in its Seoul hub. Before joining The Post in October 2021, she worked as a news producer for NPR in Beijing.
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Omicron possibly more infectious because it shares genetic code with common cold coronavirus, study says
As a virus evolves to become more transmissible, it generally “loses” traits that are likely to cause severe disease, researchers said.
December 4, 2021
U.S. white supremacists blamed for targeting Aboriginal Australians with coronavirus vaccine misinformation
Officials in Western Australia, led by Premier Mark McGowan, said some misinformation was coming from Facebook groups, including one with a cover image of Donald Trump.
December 3, 2021
‘To beat covid, we have to shut it down worldwide,’ Biden says
The United States must support global efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus, especially as new variants emerge, President Biden said.
December 3, 2021
Omicron coronavirus variant three times more likely to cause reinfection than delta, S. Africa study says
One of the study’s authors said coronavirus vaccines are likely to still offer the most effective protection against severe disease and death.
December 3, 2021
Super-strict abortion laws in Paraguay forced many girls under 14 to give birth, researchers say
As the United States eyes the potential collapse of Roe v. Wade, Paraguay’s laws reflect the influence of religious and conservative political factions.
December 2, 2021
‘Killer robots’ may be coming. New Zealand wants to stop them.
At least 30 countries have called for a total ban on autonomous weapons, though major military powers such as the United States and Russia have downplayed the risks of killer robots.
December 1, 2021
Prosecutors ask Supreme Court to review ruling that freed Bill Cosby
Experts say it is unlikely that the nation's top court will take up the petition given the highly unusual circumstances that led to Cosby being released.
November 30, 2021
Dutch officials believe omicron variant is among dozens of coronavirus cases detected at Amsterdam airport
Two planes carrying some 600 passengers from South Africa landed in the Netherlands; tests showed 61 people infected with the coronavirus — including some cases believed to be the new omicron variant — according to Dutch health authorities.
November 27, 2021
A Hong Kong quarantine hotel guest went maskless and wore a ‘selfish’ valve mask. His neighbor got covid.
The two coronavirus cases — in travelers who stayed across the hall from each other — were “very likely to be epidemiologically linked,” local public health authorities said.
November 24, 2021
Child is sixth to die after SUV slammed into parade in Wisconsin
The suspect, Darrell E. Brooks Jr., is charged with five counts of homicide, and prosecutors are looking into filing a sixth.
November 23, 2021
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