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