WHO team: Coronavirus unlikely to have leaked from Chinese lab

February 9, 2021 ☼ pandemic

Source: POLITICO - Link

“Our initial findings suggest that the introduction through an intermediary host species is the most likely pathway and one that will require more studies and more specific targeted research,” WHO food safety and animal diseases expert Peter Ben Embarek said at a news conference Tuesday.

“However, the findings suggest that the laboratory incidents hypothesis is extremely unlikely to explain the introduction of the virus to the human population” and will not be suggested as an avenue of future study, Embarek.

This reaffirms the initial assessments made back last March.