Can Science Help Resolve the Controversy on the Origins of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic?

  title={Can Science Help Resolve the Controversy on the Origins of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic?},
  author={Arturo Casadevall and Susan R. Weiss and Michael J. Imperiale},
The origins of the calamitous SARS-CoV-2 pandemic are now the subject of vigorous discussion and debate between two competing hypotheses for how it entered the human population: (i) direct infection from a feral source, likely a bat and possibly with an intermediate mammalian host, and (ii) a lab accident whereby bat isolates infected a researcher, who then passed it to others. Here, we ask whether the tools of science can help resolve the origins question and conclude that while such studies… Expand
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