Proposed SARS-CoV-2 Spillover During 2019 Review of Samples from a Mineshaft in Mojiang, Yunnan Province, China

This research examines the activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late 2019, when samples from a mineshaft associated with a suspected SARS outbreak were being reviewed. It proposes that spillover may have occurred during this review of samples including of a virus (BtCoV/4991) only 1% different to SARS-CoV-2 in its RdRp. 23 AUGUST 2021 UPDATE FOR JOURNALISTS: The findings presented in this preprint have been misattributed in CNN, Vanity Fair, the Washington Post...
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