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Prominent scientists call for more investigation into origins of coronavirus – Livescience.com

The authors argue that current evidence is not strong enough to determine if the virus originated from nature or from a lab leak.

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More than a dozen researchers have published a letter in a top scientific journal calling for further investigations into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
In the letter, published Thursday (May 13) in the journal Science
, the authors say that two theories that the virus was accidentally released from a lab or that it spilled over naturally from animals “both remain viable.”
“Knowing how COVID-19 emerged is critical for informing global strategies to mitigate the risk of…

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