WHO team says theory Covid began in Wuhan lab ‘extremely unlikely’February 9, 2021
Theories including virus jumping from animal to human or via frozen food being explored by team in China
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The World Health Organization team that visited Wuhan to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic has all but dismissed a theory that the virus leaked from a laboratory, while giving some credence to China’s focus on the possibility of transmission via frozen food.
In a lengthy press conference on Tuesday, representatives of the joint WHO/China investigative mission delivered a summary of findings from two weeks in the field.