The independent experts, who participated in the first investigation on the origin of SARS-CoV-2, which was held in the beginning of 2021 at the request of the World Health Organization (WHO) in China, urge to continue research as soon as possible as Nature reported.
According to them, soon, such researches will become impossible due to the objective reasons – antibodies, according to which it is possible to draw conclusions on the initial stages of the pandemic disappears with time from the bodies of people and animals. The experts believe that not only versions of the “laboratory origin” or “appearance of the virus at the market” should be considered but also the hypothesis, according to which, the virus could be transmitted to a human at one of the farms with animals that usually hold wildlife. In 2016, about 14 million people worked at such farms in China.
In the mid of August, the WHO announced the preparation to the holding of the researches that should determine the origin of SARS-CoV-2. This stage will include the further analysis of the initial data on the earliest known cases of the disease and blood samples of the people infected in 2019. The WHO has urged all countries to put aside all argues and work together.
As we reported, the WHO has stated that all theories about the origin of Covid-19 outbreak, including the possibility of laboratory leakage, remain in force.