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Detailed investigations of COVID-19 in China prior to Dec 2019 urgently needed


  • The WHO has said all hypotheses must continue to be examined to trace the origins of COVID-19, saying additional studies need to be undertaken in China. 
  • WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO lead epidemiologist Ryan Van Kerkhove together wrote in an editorial published in the journal Science on 13 Oct.
  • They said, Laboratory hypotheses must be examined carefully, with a focus on labs in the location where the first reports of human infections emerged in Wuhan.