The ongoing discussion about the real origin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) feeds acrimonious debates. Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? Was SARS-CoV-2 transmitted in the wild from an animal to a person before exploding in Wuhan or was it an engineered virus escaped from a research or laboratory in Wuhan? Right now, we still don't know enough whether SARS-CoV-2 is human-made or not, and lab leak theories remain essentially speculative. Many recent studies pointed out on several plausible scenarios. Anyhow, currently, even if suspicions by some about the possibility of lab-leak hypothesis still remained, the consensus view is that the pandemic probably started from a natural source and, in order to determine the real origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus, further researches are needed. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

The unresolved question on Covid-19 virus origin: the three cards game?

Divino, Fabio
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2021-01-01

Abstract

The ongoing discussion about the real origin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) feeds acrimonious debates. Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? Was SARS-CoV-2 transmitted in the wild from an animal to a person before exploding in Wuhan or was it an engineered virus escaped from a research or laboratory in Wuhan? Right now, we still don't know enough whether SARS-CoV-2 is human-made or not, and lab leak theories remain essentially speculative. Many recent studies pointed out on several plausible scenarios. Anyhow, currently, even if suspicions by some about the possibility of lab-leak hypothesis still remained, the consensus view is that the pandemic probably started from a natural source and, in order to determine the real origin of SARS-CoV-2 virus, further researches are needed. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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