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Even if the coronavirus did leak from a Wuhan lab, that wouldn't necessarily mean it was engineered

A laboratory physician at the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prepares to test a coronavirus specimen in Chongqing, China, on May 3, 2020 Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images It's unlikely, but not impossible, that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. US officials and public-health experts have called for further investigation of the possibility. But even if a leak did happen, that wouldn't necessarily mean the virus was engineered in a lab. See more storie...
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A 2019 video shows scientists from the Wuhan CDC collecting samples in bat caves - but the agency hasn't revealed any findings

A woman looks at a model of a bat cave at the Wuhan Nature History Museum on June 1, 2021 in Wuhan, China. Getty A video from December 2019 shows Wuhan CDC experts collecting virus samples in local bat caves. Yet the Wuhan CDC said it did not store or study coronaviruses or bat viruses prior to the pandemic. US intelligence is investigating the possibility that the coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the World Health Organization&#...
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State Department staff warned a Trump-appointed official against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing a probe would 'open a can of worms,' a leaked memo says

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Government staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, Vanity Fair reports. State Department official Thomas DiNanno said staff thought a probe would "open a can of worms." The theory that the virus leaked from a Chinese lab has gained traction in r...
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State Department staff warned leaders against investigating COVID-19's origins, fearing it would 'open a can of worms,' according to a senior Trump appointee

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Staff in two US government bureaus warned leaders against pursuing an investigation into the origins COVID-19 because it would "open a can of worms," according to an internal memo viewed by Vanity Fair. Thomas DiNanno, former acting assistant secretary of the State Departme...
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Biden sets 90-day deadline for more details on coronavirus origins

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden and his officials are calling for further investigation into the coronavirus' origins. The president gave the intelligence community 90 days to assess the veracity of a possible lab leak. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden wants answers about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, and has...
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Biden administration officials call for a 'transparent' investigation into origins of coronavirus

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden officials are calling on the WHO to further investigate the origins of the coronavirus. "We need to get to the bottom of this and we need a completely transparent process from China," an official said. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Biden administration officials this week renewed calls for an investigation le...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: The evidence for each theory of the coronavirus' origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: Evidence for each theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
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3 Wuhan lab workers were sick enough to go to the hospital in November 2019, report says, bolstering calls to reconsider the coronavirus lab-leak theory

The P4 laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on April 17, 2020. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images Newly reported US intel found three Wuhan lab workers fell ill with COVID-19 symptoms in fall 2019. Some experts have disputed a WHO inquiry's conclusion that dismissed a coronavirus lab-leak theory. The US intel reportedly emerged at the end of the Trump administration, which embraced the theory. See more stories on Insider's ...
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Study focuses on SARS-CoV-2 antibody seroprevalence in Wuhan and COVID-19 controls

Since the emergence in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread worldwide via transmission among close human contacts. Early on, several public health interventions were implemented in Wuhan city and Hubei Province, including lockdowns, social distancing, traffic restrictions, stay-at-home policies, face mask requirements, building temporary hospitals, and centralized quarantine. There were 50,355 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infecti...
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Local leaders’ pandemic messaging evolved from ‘don’t panic’ to ‘stay home’ in about 8 weeks

In the early days, with Los Angeles County officials still uncertain about what to make of  a mysterious virus identified in China, they turned to a simple strategy: Don’t panic. But that message would shift drastically within mere weeks as the pandemic quickly progressed. About eight weeks later, a mammoth shutdown triggered by the first major efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 — before that moniker was even communicated — was under way. By the end of 2020, the county became one of the nati...
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The coronavirus likely traveled 800 miles to Wuhan from farms that breed wild animals for food, a WHO report found

The Wuhan Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, a site of one of the first COVID-19 super-spreader events, sits closed on January 21, 2020. AP Photo/Dake Kang After a month-long investigation, WHO researchers still think the coronavirus originated in bats. The WHO's report said that the coronavirus may have jumped from animals to people at wildlife farms. The most likely intermediary species include minks and pangolins. See more stories on Insider's business page. After a month-long inv...
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The WHO's leader said its investigation into whether the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab was not 'extensive enough'

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS After an investigation, the WHO said it's "extremely unlikely" the coronavirus leaked from a lab. But the WHO's director-general said its investigation of that theory wasn't "extensive enough." There's no evidence the virus had been in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Trump's CDC director is perpetuating baseless claims that the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab

Robert Redfield speaks while Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Robert Redfield, who led the CDC under Trump, said he thinks the coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab. "It's not unusual" for pathogens being studied in a lab to infect workers, he told CNN. After a month-long investigation in Wuhan, the WHO concluded a lab leak was "extremely unlikely." See more sto...
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The Latest: Study Says Pandemic Began Sooner Than Thought

A new analysis suggests the coronavirus pandemic likely began in China’s Hubei province a month or two earlier than late December 2019, when a cluster of cases tied to a seafood market was first detected.
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I'm a doctor who was on the WHO's COVID-19 mission to China. Here's what we learned about the virus' origins.

The shuttered Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, January 21, 2020. AP Photo/Dake Kang An international WHO team conducted a four-week investigation into the coronavirus' origins in Wuhan. Dominic Dwyer, a WHO doctor summarizes the findings: the virus came from animals and didn't leak from a lab. A Wuhan wet market was not the origin site of the pandemic, but frozen foods may have helped the virus spread. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As I write, I am...
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Wuhan's COVID-19 outbreak probably 500% bigger than first thought, WHO team tells CNN

A car that's part of a convoy carrying the World Health Organization team of researchers arrives at the Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine also known as the Hubei Province Xinhua Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Ng Han Guan/AP WHO Investigators have discovered that COVID-19 was widely circulating in Wuhan in December 2019. In a CNN interview, the team's lead investigator said there were possibly 1,000+ infe...
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Suspicions mount that the coronavirus was spreading in China and Europe as early as October, following a WHO investigation

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on January 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan Experts from the WHO and China conducted an investigation into the coronavirus' origins in Wuhan. The investigation bolstered findings from studies that suggested the virus was circulating in China and Europe months before officials confirmed the first cases. One study found that...
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Covid in the UK: how first cases exposed flaws in response

Handling of earliest cases early last year provided ominous foretaste of things to come Timeline of the first Covid cases in the UKCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe handling of first two cases of Covid in the UK a year ago this week provided an ominous foretaste of the country’s response to the pandemic, according to those caught up in the incident.On 30 January last year the official threat level from coronavirus was moved from “low” to “moderate”, as rescue flight...
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Impact of COVID-19 on Southeast Asia: Check How It Incapacitate Asia Economy

The number of coronavirus cases is rising dramatically all around the world after Southeast Asia and has a significant impact on the potential economy. Many of the people have lost their lives due to COVID-19, the number of victims and the death number is increasing with each passing day globally. The deadly virus originated in China and has a collision on China’s economy, it not only decreases the supply chain market but also left a huge impact on the economy of most of the regions in Southeast...
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An elite panel of world leaders has called out China for its bungled coronavirus response and is vowing to shore up the fledgling 'global pandemic alert system' by May

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice COFFRINI/Getty Images A group of world leaders tasked with leading a postmortem on the global response to the coronavirus pandemic has issued a rebuke to China's early handling of the outbreak. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response, which reports to the World Health Organization, chastised the Chinese government on Monday for what it suggested was a bungled response to COVID-19. "Wha...
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A WHO team arrived in Wuhan to begin investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus, more than a year after it began to spread

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city more than a year ago, and is believed to have been transmitted to h...
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Thousands packed the streets to celebrate New Year's Eve in Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged, as many other cities worldwide were deserted

New Year's Day in Wuhan People wearing face masks enjoy an attraction at the Happy Valley amusement park on New Year's Day, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 1, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang The city of Wuhan, where the first-ever coronavirus cases were reported, celebrated New Year's Eve in style. On New Year's Eve, they were gathered in they crammed into the city center for the midnight countdown, enjoyed the thrills of th...
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Wuhan, the pandemic's ground-zero, may have had 10 times as many COVID-19 cases, a study from China's CDC suggests

A medical worker takes a swab from a resident for the novel coronavirus test during community on May 15, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. Getty Images 10 times as many people in Wuhan may have had COVID-19, China's Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has said. The CDC posted the results of an antibody study of 34,000 people from Wuhan on WeChat on Monday. It is unclear if the study has been peer-reviewed. The study found that as many as 4.4% of the 11 million people who live in the city may have ...
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The coronavirus was circulating in Europe and China months before officials identified the outbreak in Wuhan, studies show

A man walks past a billboard that reads "All together, without fear," in Naples, Italy, March 22, 2020. Carlo Hermann /AFP/Getty December 31 marks the anniversary of the first confirmed coronavirus cases in Wuhan. But a growing body of evidence suggest the virus was circulating in China and some European countries months before that. In the US, meanwhile, a study found that some people had coronavirus antibodies in December 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Almost e...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 12 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 64 million people and killed nearly 1.5 ...
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Leaked documents reveal China severely underreported coronavirus cases as the pandemic spread

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images Leaked documents reveal that China significantly underreported the number of coronavirus cases in the early stages of the pandemic. Health data from Chinese health authorities leaked to CNN shows that officials in the Hubei province, where the virus is believed to have originated, failed to report thousands of new daily cases. On February 10 — when China reported 2,478 new cases — officials privately recorded 5,918 new cases, mor...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 9 months, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China, in December. In the nine months since, the virus has infected more than 33 million people and killed more than 1 million. Here is a timeline of the most significant events and milestones of the pandemic. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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Will glasses and a plastic mask keep you safe from Covid-19?

You may think that donning a face mask on your daily commute is enough to keep you, and others, safe from catching coronavirus. But now, new research suggests you should add a pair of specs to your ensemble, too. According to a study conducted in China, coronavirus patients were five times less likely to wear glasses than the general population. The team, from The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, says they believe this is because ACE-2 receptors, which the virus latches onto to...
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