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WHO to revive probe into origins of COVID-19; team of 20 scientists being set up
India

WHO to revive probe into origins of COVID-19; team of 20 scientists being set up

The new team may be charged with examining whether the virus emerged from a lab, as well as broader inquiries into future virus risks and links with human behaviour

COVID-19 origins: Should we pay more attention to the lab leak theory and formally investigate it?
World

COVID-19 origins: Should we pay more attention to the lab leak theory and formally investigate it?

Whether the origin is zoonotic or not, it's necessary to question the consequences of our interactions with ecosystems.

Can't offer evidence when there is none: Chinese scientist on COVID-19 lab leak theory
World

Can't offer evidence when there is none: Chinese scientist on COVID-19 lab leak theory

US President Joe Biden ordered intelligence agencies to investigate the origin of the pandemic, including the lab leak theory.

COVID-19 origins still obscure, what are the next steps for WHO's experts?
World

COVID-19 origins still obscure, what are the next steps for WHO's experts?

The group of scientists wants a new inquiry to include biosecurity and biosafety experts to investigate the origins of COVID-19.

WHO COVID-19 origins report: Bats or pangolins may have been source of virus in Wuhan
science

WHO COVID-19 origins report: Bats or pangolins may have been source of virus in Wuhan

The main takeaway from this report is that more analysis should be conducted in order to get to the bottom of this.

WHO COVID-19 origins report: Which animals might've passed COVID-19 virus to humans?
World

WHO COVID-19 origins report: Which animals might've passed COVID-19 virus to humans?

An international team of WHO experts, visited Wuhan, suspect animals from rabbits to ferret badgers to raccoons and civets.

WHO COVID-19 origins report: Virus may have jumped from bats to humans via second animal; lab leak highly unlikely
World

WHO COVID-19 origins report: Virus may have jumped from bats to humans via second animal; lab leak highly unlikely

Spread of the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus through 'cold-chain' food products was possible but not likely, the researchers reported.

Four theories are being considered as possible origins for the COVID-19 virus
science

Four theories are being considered as possible origins for the COVID-19 virus

It wasn’t immediately clear when the international report will be released after its publication was delayed earlier this month.

Anticipating WHO's COVID-19 origins report, tensions rise between US, China
World

Anticipating WHO's COVID-19 origins report, tensions rise between US, China

Experts believe that SARS-CoV-2 originally came from bats, and jumped into humans via an intermediate animal.

QnA: WHO experts, Chinese researchers to produce joint report on coronavirus origins
World

QnA: WHO experts, Chinese researchers to produce joint report on coronavirus origins

The researchers claim to have established a link and a potential pathway for the early COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.

WHO team probing COVID-19 outbreak says virus unlikely to have leaked from Chinese lab
World

WHO team probing COVID-19 outbreak says virus unlikely to have leaked from Chinese lab

The team found no proof of the disease spreading earlier than the initial outbreak in the second half of December 2019.

What are WHO researchers trying to learn about COVID-19 origins in Wuhan? Is the secrecy necessary?
World

What are WHO researchers trying to learn about COVID-19 origins in Wuhan? Is the secrecy necessary?

Possible visits after a 14-day quarantine are to the market where the first cases came up in December 2019, and the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

WHO expert team arrives in Wuhan to begin investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic
World

WHO expert team arrives in Wuhan to begin investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic

A single scientific visit is unlikely to confirm the origins; it could take years of genetic analysis and epidemiological studies to find an answer.

Study suggests COVID-19 may have originated as early as September
Health

Study suggests COVID-19 may have originated as early as September

A Cambridge study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, has used genetic data to suggest that COVID-19 may have originated in September.