Covid-19: Did the pandemic start in a Wuhan lab? - BBC Newsnight

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More than 18 months on from the start of the pandemic, the claim Covid-19 may have leaked from a Chinese laboratory is gaining traction. Why are the origins of Covid-19 still a mystery? Please subscribe HERE After the virus was first detected in China, authorities d early Covid cases to a seafood market in Wuhan, leading scientists to theorise the virus first passed to humans from animals. But in recent weeks the controversial claim that the pandemic might have leaked from a Chinese laboratory - once dismissed by many as a fringe conspiracy theory - has been gaining traction. Now, US President Joe Biden has announced an urgent investigation that will look into the theory as a possible origin of the disease. So what do we know about the competing theories - and why does the debate matter? Newsnight’s Mark Urban reports. #Newsnight #BBCNews #Coronavirus Newsnight is the BBC's flagship news and current affairs TV programme - with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: Twitter: Facebook:
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