However, some experts believe that a wild-caught virus could have figured in laboratory experiments to test the risks of human spillover. And then, it could have escaped through an infected staff member.
“Very interesting. Many questions,” Thea Fischer, a Danish member of the team, said from her car as she left the lab after Wednesday’s visit. She said this in response to a question whether the team had found anything.
COVID-19 origins probe
Some scientists have asked China to release details of all coronavirus samples tested in the lab. They want to determine which ones are most similar to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes respiratory illness.
The new coronavirus that triggered the pandemic was first identified in Wuhan.
However, Beijing tried to challenge the notion that it originated in China. Moreover, it pointed to imported frozen food as a possible conduit.