The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, most likely spread to humans from an animal source, and did not leak from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, according to a global team of scientists based on existing scientific evidence. According to review.
The yet-to-be-published study, posted on the pre-print server Xenodo on July 7, noted that while a laboratory accident “cannot be completely ruled out”, there is currently zero evidence for such a laboratory origin of the virus. Huh. covid 19 pandemic. Amid a global debate about the origin of the deadly virus, 21 eminent scientists from universities and research institutions across the world reviewed current scientific evidence to help clarify the source of the virus.
“Our careful and critical analysis of the currently available data provided no evidence for the idea that SARS-CoV-2 originated in a laboratory,” Professor Edward Holmes from the University of Sydney in Australia said in a statement. “There is no evidence that any of the early cases had any connection to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), in contrast to the clear epidemiological link to animal markets in Wuhan,” noted the paper’s authors. “There is no evidence that WIV had or worked with the ancestor of SARS-CoV-2 prior to the pandemic,” he said.
On the other hand, the study authors noted that there is a substantial body of scientific evidence supporting a zoonotic origin for SARS-CoV-2.
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