The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic

  title={The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic},
  author={Michael Worobey and Joshua I Levy and Lorena Mariana Malpica Serrano and Alexander Crits-Christoph and Jonathan E Pekar and Stephen A. Goldstein and Angela L. Rasmussen and Moritz U. G. Kraemer and Chris Newman and Marion P. G. Koopmans and Marc A. Suchard and Joel O. Wertheim and Philippe Lemey and David L. Robertson and Robert F. Garry and Edward C. Holmes and Andrew Rambaut and Kristian G. Andersen},
  journal={Science (New York, N.y.)},
Understanding how severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in 2019 is critical to preventing future zoonotic outbreaks before they become the next pandemic. The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, was identified as a likely source of cases in early reports, but later this conclusion became controversial. We show here that the earliest known COVID-19 cases from December 2019, including those without reported direct links, were geographically centered on… 

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