Science journal report suggests first COVID-19 case was Wuhan wet market, as originally suspected

new report in the influential journal Science suggests the World Health Organization has most likely gotten the telling of the chronology of the early pandemic wrong.

The new analysis suggests that the first person sickened with the novel coronavirus was likely a vendor at the Wuhan animal market, not an accountant who lived many miles from it.

Michael Worobey, a University of Arizona expert in tracing the evolution of viruses, says he discovered several timeline discrepancies when he combed through available public information from medical journals.

Worobey suggests that the vendor's ties to the wet market, paired with an analysis of the connections the earliest hospitalized patients have to the market, suggest the pandemic began there.
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