The World Health Organization (WHO) said it would publish a report on the origin of COVID-19, which recommended that Chinese authorities to more thoroughly investigate two “clues”: the history of exposure. of the first recorded patient in Wuhan and the food supply chain at the Hainan Seafood Market, which is suspected to be the origin of the virus.
Reply CNN, Scientists involved in the investigation of the origin of COVID-19 in Wuhan felt “ridiculous” that the Chinese authorities did not fully investigate the two clues above.
The first patient in Wuhan was believed to have been infected with the virus on December 8, 2019. He was an office worker, about 40 years old, living with his wife and children, during which time he did not take any trips away from home.
According to Peter Daszak, a member of the WHO investigation team, they met the patient and learned that his parents had visited a wet market in Wuhan not long before he got sick.
“At the end of the interview, through an interpreter, he specifically said that my parents went to a local ‘wet market’, Daszak said.
The market in question is not the Hoa Nam seafood market. “The use of the term ‘wet market’ especially in these tense political circumstances made me find it very remarkable that other markets in Wuhan, not only Hualien, also sell verb products. wild animals (possibly viral) ”.
According to Daszak, Chinese scientists have assured the WHO team that the patient’s parents are negative for the virus. However, they did not seem to have traced the contact history of these two at the market. “It is not necessary to trace their history of contact if you find them negative, but it is worth doing to understand the spread of COVID-19 around Wuhan”, Daszak said.
The patient is said to be a typical urban lifestyle, not participating in crowded sports, and his main hobby is surfing the web. His lack of direct contact with markets or high-risk tourism history suggests that the timing of his case was when “There was infection to the community”, according to Professor Maureen Miller at Columbia University.
Regarding the supply chain, WHO will recommend further investigation including going down to the farms, testing with farmers, interviewing and testing their relatives, and finding out if there is any evidence for this. see if there was an outbreak there before Wuhan.
Daszak said that Chinese scientists visited wildlife farms in and around Hubei province, and some “upstream suppliers”, but not the southern farms that he and WHO group “cares the most”.
Examining the supply chain would allow scientists to see which animal, or human, could have transmitted the virus before it was discovered in Wuhan. Daszak says: “Maybe the spread happened, a little earlier, in November, or maybe even October.”
Professor Yanzhong Huang, senior public health researcher, told CNN that it was “shocking” that Chinese officials did not investigate. “Two important suggestions like this”.
“They have top scientists who are extremely knowledgeable and knowledgeable enough to realize the magnitude of the information”, he said.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hoa Xuan Oanh stated earlier that: “China has conducted a very thorough, professional, scientific-based research with WHO experts” and stressed that the WHO group is satisfied with their cooperation. Ms. Hoa Xuan Oanh continues to think that research should be done on the virus’s emergence outside China.
#report #investigation #origin #COVID19 #revealed #surprise #China