Scientific consensus still points to natural origin for COVID

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2021-06-10

[Photo/Agencies]Scientistshavesaidthenovelcoronavirusismorelikelytobeaproductofnaturethantheproductofalaboratory,,agroupofevolutionaryvirologistsanalyzedthegenomesequenceofSARS-CoV-2andfound"itwasoverwhelminglylikelythatthisvirushadneverbeenmanipulatedinanylaboratory".LikeSARS-CoVandMERS-CoV,twokindsofearliercoronaviruses,thescientiststheorizedSARS-CoV-2"spilledover"fromitsnaturalreservoirhost–bats–toanewone–,particularlythespikeproteinonitssurface,,"TheSARS-CoV-2sitehasmoreofthehallmarksofsloppynaturalevolutionthanahumanhand,"combination,virusisartificialanddesignedforhumantransmission,accor,theepidemiologicalevidencefromtheWorldHealthOrganizationsoriginsmissionreportfromthisspringalsofurtherbolstersthenatural-originhypothesis.。