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Scientists found an even closer match between the new coronavirus and a virus in bats — more evidence that it jumped naturally, like other viruses

A fringe theory suggests the new coronavirus could have leaked from a Chinese research laboratory, but there’s little evidence to support it. Multiple studies suggest the virus is most closely related to other coronaviruses found in bats. So it’s far more likely that the new coronavirus spilled over naturally from […]
Scientists found an even closer match between the new coronavirus and a virus in bats — more evidence that it jumped naturally, like other viruses
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Trump cut funding for a group researching bat-to-human virus transmissions after unfounded conspiracy theories linked it to a Wuhan lab, report says

The Trump administration has cut funding to a non-profit agency conducting research on virus transmission between bats and humans, according to Politico. The funding cuts to EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based organisation researching on infectious diseases, came after unfounded rumours linked it to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The Wuhan […]
Trump cut funding for a group researching bat-to-human virus transmissions after unfounded conspiracy theories linked it to a Wuhan lab, report says