WHAT WE KNOW:
A World Health Organization team researching the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan said Tuesday that it’s “extremely unlikely” the virus came from a laboratory accident, and that it most likely jumped to humans via an intermediate species, per AP.
Wuhan : WHO Press briefing on COVID-19 origin mission
Many questions from WHO press conference on origins of pandemic, especially related to level of investigation at labs. Did they just ask questions + accept answers? Any in-depth scrutiny of records? How do they know protocols were followed?https://t.co/vKpFcVQEgE pic.twitter.com/6MFvSeTbkw
— Alison Young (@alisonannyoung) February 9, 2021
Breaking: @WHO rules out lab leaks from Wuhan laboratories as a potential cause of the COVID-19 outbreak. They have also concluded that bats couldn't have spread the virus to humans. The team of scientists made the remarks at a press conference in Wuhan. Investigations continue.
— Solomon Serwanjja (@SolomonSerwanjj) February 9, 2021