Controversial Coronavirus Origins Quest Continues – WHO Urges China To Share More Raw Data

Controversial Coronavirus Origins Quest Continues – WHO Urges China To Share More Raw Data
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Finding the origins of the novel coronavirus that managed to change life as we used to know it is vital, considering that such information could help officials in their quest to prevent future pandemics. 

Just the other day, we were revealing that the struggle to find the origins of the novel coronavirus and patient zero continue these days, and more data has been revealed about the subject.

The World Health Organization’s top Covid official has claimed that a researcher in a lab in Wuhan, China is probably the cause of this terrible outbreak.

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

As reported by Newsweek, Peter Ben Embarek, who led a mission to investigate the origins of Covid, said the following:

“An employee who was infected in the field by taking samples falls under one of the probable hypotheses. This is where the virus jumps directly from a bat to a human. In that case, it would then be a laboratory worker instead of a random villager or other person who has regular contact with bats. So it is actually in the probable category.”

More and more relevant publications are now discussing the news as it becomes viral. 

As we already reported, there are all sorts of controversies surrounding this subject and China at large. 

The investigation continues 

The Wall Street Journal notes that investigations about the origins of the novel coronavirus and issues surrounding the Wuhan lab are ongoing.

“It’s interesting that the lab relocated on the 2nd of December 2019: That’s the period where it all started.”

This is what Dr. Ben Embarek said in the TV interview as quoted by the online publication mentioned above.

“We know that when you move a lab, it disturbs everything…That entire procedure is always a disruptive element in the daily work routine of a lab.”

Aljazeera also notes that WHO is currently urging China to share raw data on the early Covid cases. 

They are stemming an extremely important issue: understanding the virus origins and the whole pandemic outbreak is “vitally important” to prevent future pandemics.

It’s a tragedy that more than 4.3 million people across the world have died since the first cases were identified in Wuhan in late 2019.

Who would have thought that we’d reach the day to see such a  pandemic that managed to change our lives, probably for good? Who would have thought that life and normality itself could morph in such terrible ways during the course of our lifetimes? 

Stay tuned for more relevant info about all this, and make sure to remain safe. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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