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Covid-19: a US intelligence report warns that the origin of SARS-CoV-2 may never be known


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The virus was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019.

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The virus was first identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019.

US intelligence agencies say they may never be able to identify the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which caused the covid-19 pandemic, but have concluded that it was not created as a biological weapon.

In an updated assessment of where the virus started, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) said an animal-to-human transmission and a laboratory leak they were plausible hypotheses about how it spread.

But he did not find enough information to reach a definitive conclusion.

China has criticized the report.


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