Republican Senator Tom Cotton suggested that since we know that a few of the first people with the virus never went near the food market where Chinese officials claim is where the virus started, perhaps we should dig a little deeper.
Senator Cotton pointed out the fact that the food market is only a couple of miles from China’s only bio-safety Level Four Super Laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.
The Corona Virus has now infected at almost 70,000 people, leading to over 1,600 deaths.
Theories on how the virus started are abundant, including people eating bats.
The disease is showing up in many countries by people who have visited China recently.
Doctors and scientists are trying to figure out how contagious the disease is and how easy it is to contract.
One case found that a mother with the virus delivered a baby that also tested positive.
In another case, a man stood next to a person with the disease for just a couple of minutes, and he contracted the disease as well.
Senator Tom Cotton: So Maria, here is what we do know. This virus did not originate in the Wuhan animal market. Epidemiologists who are widely respected from China published a study in the international journal Lancet have demonstrated that several of the original cases did NOT have any contact with that food market. The virus went into that food market before it came out of that food market. So we don’t know where it originated… We also know that only a few miles away from that market is China’s only bio-safety Level Four Super Laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.
One day–and I hope that day will be soon–we will find out how the #coronavirus epidemic started. For the moment, however, #China‘s #XiJinping is doing a good job blocking investigation in #Wuhan. He should read the words below. #COVD19 https://t.co/0V5qVVqHkU
— Gordon G. Chang (@GordonGChang) February 16, 2020
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