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Saleswoman at Wuhan Animal Market was the First to be Infected with Coronavirus

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The first corona infection occurred at a saleswoman at the animal market in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan. This is stated in a scientific article that Canadian virologist Michael Worobey published in the journal Science.


It is striking that he dates the first infection a few days later than the World Health Organization (WHO).

In its own investigation, the WHO had stated that the first corona infection occurred in a man who had never been to the animal market in Wuhan. But Worobey contradicts that finding. According to him, there is “firm evidence” for the thesis of an animal origin of the virus. A saleswoman who worked in the market is seen as ‘patient zero’.

For his research, Worobey analyzed the reports made by two hospitals, even before a warning was issued. Those cases are either related to the animal market or geographically concentrated around that market.

“In a city of 11 million people, half of the first cases are associated with a place the size of a football field,” said Michael Worobey in an interview with The New York Times. “It’s going to be very difficult to explain that pattern if the epidemic didn’t start in that market.”

Worobey also states that the person who became ill on December 8, 2019, according to the WHO report, would not have actually become ill until eight days later. Thus, the saleswoman who became ill on December 11 may well have been the first Covid patient.

Peter Daszak, one of the scientists involved in the WHO investigation, has backed Worobey’s findings in response to The New York Times. “The date of December 8 was an error,” it sounds.

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