The US intelligence agencies tasked with uncovering the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus are divided on the so-called “lab leak” hypothesis, with four of the five agencies drawing a conclusion saying that the virus was transmitted from an infected animal to a human host, while the fifth agency is leaningread more

The Chinese government denied a World Health Organization proposal for the second phase of an investigation into the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is responsible for the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. This new phase would involve audits of laboratories and markets in the city of Wuhan, with the possibility ofread more

A new coronavirus variant has emerged in India that has three genetic mutations that could make the virus both more deadly and transmissible. Although this new variant, called B.1.617, is still under investigation, it appears to be the product of a number of mutations, with three of its fifteen known mutationsread more