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Coronavirus: wet markets or the lab – or both?

1 May 2020

11:30 AM

1 May 2020

11:30 AM

The most credible version of how the coronavirus was let loose on the world glues together the two apparently contradictory scenarios: a) it came from the Wuhan wet market, or b) it was accidentally released from the nearby virus research lab. 

The most likely scenario not getting much airplay is that one of the workers at the lab secretly and illegally took one or more post-experiment animals — perhaps a bat or five — to the wet market to sell. Money was the motive. Maybe not much money, but money nonetheless. Enough for a good meal, perhaps. 

If this is indeed what happened, it explains why the Chinese Communist Party has been so reluctant to expose it; so embarrassing. So lax. So stupid. 

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