Havana Syndrome Can’t Be Cured

Even the CIA has debunked “Havana syndrome” — the belief that hypersonic weapons are making American diplomats sick — but diehards in the media and Congress won’t let it go.

Illustration by Gabriel Alcala

Since late 2016, diplomats, first in Havana and then elsewhere, began falling ill with migraines, dizziness, and a host of other symptoms. Credulous journalists quickly bought the idea that it was an enemy attack. After all, it originated in Cuba! Julia Ioffe — first for GQ, then for Puck — hyped the “terrifying directed-energy attacks on diplomats […]

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