Category Origin of Covid-19

The origin of SARS-CoV-2

The fact that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 derived from bat coronaviruses highlights inherent issues of the way we interact with the environment. Talha Burki reports. Researchers examining coronaviruses and bats are used to working with large numbers. A…

Coronaviruses with a SARS-CoV-2-like receptor-binding domain allowing ACE2-mediated entry into human cells isolated from bats of Indochinese peninsula

Abstract The animal reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 is unknown despite reports of various SARS-CoV-2-related viruses in Asian Rhinolophus bats, including the closest virus from R. affinis, RaTG13. Several studies have suggested the involvement of pangolin coronaviruses in SARS-CoV-2 emergence. SARS-CoV-2 presents…

How the Origins of COVID-19 Became Politicized

Where the coronavirus came from is no longer a scientific question—thanks to narrative spin, agendas, and misinformation Discovering the origins of an emerging infectious disease outbreak is a quintessential scientific question—or under normal circumstances, that’s how it should be. With…