Covid-19 ‘most likely’ came from ‘research-related incident’: US Senate report

Oct 29, 2022 | Political News

A new interim report released by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions has revealed that the origins of Covid-19 more likely than not came from a “research-related incident,” rather than “natural zoonotic spillover.”

“While precedent of previous outbreaks of human infections from contact with animals favors the hypothesis that a natural zoonotic spillover is responsible for the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 that resulted in the COVID-19 pandemic was most likely the result of a research-related incident,” the report states, though it concedes that “This conclusion is not intended to be dispositive.”