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WHO forms scientific advisory group to identify Covid-19 origin, other future outbreaks


  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the establishment of a scientific advisory group to identify the origin of COVID-19 and other future outbreaks. 
  • The WHO’s Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins on Novel Pathogens, or SAGO, will include 26 scientists from the US, China and about two dozen other countries to find out the answer to the question of how the novel coronavirus first infected humans. 
  • The group will also be responsible for establishing a framework to combat future pandemics.