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Where did COVID-19 come from? Utah researcher says new study confirms virus originated in market, not lab

Posted on AllSides July 27th, 2022
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Chinatopix via Associated Press

Does new research by a University of Utah virologist and others into the origins of COVID-19 rule out, once and for all, the theory that the virus came from a Chinese laboratory?

“The short answer to that is yes,” Stephen Goldstein, a virologist and postdoctoral researcher at the U. School of Medicine, told reporters during a virtual news conference Tuesday to announce the publication of a study he co-authored in Science.

“The only place that this virus was circulating in December 2019 is the area immediately surrounding the Huanan market, which is quite a distance...

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