Opinion: To stop the next pandemic, we need to unravel the origins of COVID-19

Posted: December 19, 2020 in 2020, Corona Virus, covid-19
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Note: This post is part of a collection of articles, speculative essays, links to podcasts and videos and other media around the subject:

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It’s a hobby of mine to watch this subject and to watch the culture and meta-space around the subject. Posts here are not an endorsement beyond finding them interesting. Almost certainly some of these articles and ideas will be false or proven false over time.

Opinion: To stop the next pandemic, we need to unravel the origins of COVID-19

By David A. Relman

From: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

November 24th, 2020

We find ourselves ten months into one of the most catastrophic global health events of our lifetime and, disturbingly, we still do not know how it began. What’s even more troubling is that despite the critical importance of this question, efforts to investigate the origins of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus and of the associated disease, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), have become mired in politics, poorly supported assumptions and assertions, and incomplete information.

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