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New Preprints Further Implicate Market in Pandemic’s Origins
Three studies that analyzed samples from Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market add to evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has zoonotic origins.
ABOVE: © iStock.com, Viktor_Kitaykin
New Preprints Further Implicate Market in Pandemic’s Origins
New Preprints Further Implicate Market in Pandemic’s Origins

Three studies that analyzed samples from Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market add to evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has zoonotic origins.

Three studies that analyzed samples from Wuhan’s Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market add to evidence that SARS-CoV-2 has zoonotic origins.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, Viktor_Kitaykin

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