Steve November 25, 2021
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Source: The Wall Street Journal.

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New Reconstruction Points to Animal Origins for Covid-19

An evolutionary biologist reviewed data and reports on first known cases to show most were clustered around Wuhan’s seafood market

By Betsy McKay

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Updated Nov. 18, 2021 2:31 pm ET

A scientist known for investigating viral origins has reconstructed the first known weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding to a growing body of evidence that the virus behind it jumped from infected animals to humans rather than emerging from laboratory research.

In a paper published Thursday in the academic journal Science, Michael Worobey concludes a wholesale seafood market in Wuhan, China, where live mammals were sold is very likely to be the site of the origin of the pandemic.

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