The Point: Tracing COVID-19 origins

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    The U.S. is pushing for another probe into the origin of COVID-19, further entertaining the Wuhan lab-leak theory. Although an earlier report issued jointly by Chinese scientists and the WHO concluded that the virus’ introduction through a laboratory incident was an “extremely unlikely pathway,” more than half of U.S. adults in a recent survey think the theory is true. How does the politically charged climate affect the scientific process?

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    Prof. Wu Zhiwei

    Nanjing University

    Prof. Graham Perry

    University of International Business and Economics

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