Uncertainty about the origin of the virus remains total

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Do we know more about the origin of SARS-CoV-2 which killed more than 2.7 million people around the world? This was the goal of the WHO joint mission composed of ten international experts (Australia, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Sudan, United Kingdom, Vietnam and United States) and 17 experts Chinese. The weather obtained a copy of a shortened version of the 400-page final report drawn up by the WHO mission which took place in China from January 14 to February 10, 2021 after months of negotiations with the Chinese authorities. A report that required Beijing’s approval.

Pangolin almost spread

The document does not settle, but continues to make several hypotheses. “The coronaviruses most linked to SARS-CoV-2 are found in bats and pangolins, suggesting that these mammals may be the reservoir for the virus that caused the onset of Covid-19. However, none of these viruses to date from these mammals is sufficiently similar to SARS-CoV-2 for it to be its direct vector. “