WHO Report on COVID Pandemic Origins Zeroes In on Animal Markets, Not Labs

WHO Report on COVID Pandemic Origins Zeroes In on Animal Markets, Not Labs

“To me, looking at live-animal markets and animal farming should be the focus going forward.”Nevertheless, exactly what happened at the Huanan market remains unknown. Several infected animals—with slightly different variations of SARS-CoV-2—might have then been sold at markets in Wuhan, sparking multiple infections in humans. The WHO report also concludes that it's highly unlikely that the coronavirus escaped from a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Wuhan researchers also said that they hadn’t kept any live virus strains similar to SARS-CoV-2. “The only evidence that people have for a lab leak is that there is a lab in Wuhan,” he adds.

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