Headline RoundupMay 24th, 2021

Wuhan Lab Staff Sought Hospital Care Before COVID-19 Outbreak

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According to a previously undisclosed intelligence report, three researchers from China's Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019 "“with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness,” months before China first disclosed the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal said the report — which provides fresh details on the number of researchers affected, the timing of their illnesses, and their hospital visits — might add weight to calls for a broader probe of whether the COVID-19 pandemic could have begun with a leak from the laboratory.

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