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Australian W.H.O. Investigator: Coronavirus Most Likely Originated in China

Professor Dominic Dwyer, an Australian microbiologist and infectious disease expert who traveled with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, said on Wednesday there is little evidence Covid-19 originated anywhere but China. Chinese scientists working with the W.H.O. team are pushing theories the disease might have originated somewhere else and traveled to China by way of imported food.

Residents visit a night market in Baocheng Road on June 3, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Wuhan has seen its urban life gradually get back to normal following encouragement from local city management to open up street-stalls. Since January, China has recorded more than 81,000 cases of COVID-19 and …

Poll: Over 90% of Southeast Asians Want to Ban Wet Markets

More than nine out of ten people in Southeast Asia want to end wildlife trafficking and shut down wet markets, according to a poll from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), demonstrating unprecedented consensus after the Wuhan coronavirus spread from animals to humans late last year, Voice of America reported on Wednesday.

Workers wearing facemasks make a barbecue at a market in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on April 4, 2020. - China came to a standstill on Saturday to mourn patients and medical staff killed by the coronavirus, as the world's most populous country observed a nationwide three-minute silence. (Photo …

China Reopens Wet Markets with World Health Organization’s Blessing

China’s notorious “wet markets,” the open-air wildlife slaughterhouses that were supposedly the mechanism for the Wuhan coronavirus jumping from animals to humans, are back in business with the approval of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO seal of approval stunned government officials and health experts around the globe.

Eating dog meat to mark the summer solstice is a tradition in China's Guangxi province