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One year later, the investigation into the origins of the Covid is progressing with difficulty


INVESTIGATION – Blocking Chinese borders is preventing scientists from investigating animal reservoirs that transmitted the coronavirus to humans.

It took almost a year for a first (virtual) meeting between the international experts tasked by the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the origins of the Covid and their Chinese counterparts to take place at the end of October. Epidemiologists, virologists, public health experts, they come from the United States, Russia, Sudan or Germany, according to a list probably validated by Beijing. Their mission promises to be long and complex: to trace the trail of the coronavirus, called Sars-CoV-2, to identify the original source of this pandemic which has stunned the whole world, killed more than 1.5 million and put to the shutdown of large swathes of the global economy.

So far, none of these experts have been able to set foot in the huge seafood and wildlife market in Wuhan (Hubei province), a time believed to be the birthplace of the epidemic. .“It is absolutely essential that our international team can join its colleagues

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