In a press briefing, Peter Daszak estimated collective scientific analysis might pin down how animals carrying COVID-19 may need contaminated the primary individuals in Wuhan.
“There was a conduit from Wuhan to the provinces the place in South China, the place the closest relative viruses to (the coronavirus) are present in bats,” says Daszak, the president of EcoHealth Alliance. He says the wildlife commerce appeared to be the almost certainly rationalization of COVID-19 arriving in Wuhan, the place the primary human circumstances had been detected final December.
That speculation, Daszak says, was “the one which’s most strongly supported each on the WHO (and) the China facet.”
Daszak and his co-authors are set to launch a report, as early as subsequent week, on the preliminary conclusions of their latest mission to Wuhan. They concluded it was “extraordinarily unlikely” the pandemic was the results of a laboratory accident.