A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin storyNovember 29, 2020
Reports in state media signal an intensifying propaganda effort to place the birth of the virus in other countries
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Nearly a year after doctors identified the first cases of a worrying new disease in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the country appears to be stepping up a campaign to question the origins of the global Covid-19 pandemic.
State media has been reporting intensively on coronavirus discovered on packaging of frozen food imports, not considered a significant vector of infection elsewhere, and research into possible cases of the disease found outside China’s borders before December 2019.