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WHO submits report on COVID-19 origin

Source of COVID-19 investigated. US and other countries question validity.

Where: Geneva, Switzerland; China

The Facts

▪ A 17-member WHO team jointly with Chinese scientists explored genetic, epidemiological and animal data.

▪ The report submitted four possible stories for the origin of the COVID-19 virus.

▪ The most convincing evidence was for the idea that the virus passed through more than one animal before arriving in humans.

▪ US, Canada, Australia, UK, Japan and some other countries issued a joint statement raising doubts over China cooperating sufficiently with the research process.

▪ WHO has called for further studies and data.

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