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A Different Theory of COVID-19’s Origin – Slate

A previously fringe suggestion is getting more mainstream consideration.



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Alina Chan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and a genetic engineer who began doing some of the most controversial research into the coronavirus from her home. It started with the viruss genetic blueprint: Shed studied SARS-CoV-1, which spread to humans back in 2003 and is closely related to the newer virus. What stood out to Chan was that it looked like the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, wasnt having to adapt to spread like SARS-CoV-1 did, and she couldnt figure…

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