Evidence is building that its origin as a zoonotic spillover occurred prior to the officially accepted timing of early December, 2019. The first case of Covid likely arose between early October and mid November 2019 in China, earlier than officially reported.
The origins of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic remain unclear. The first officially identified case occurred in early December 2019. Yet, this research published by PLOS Pathogens supports growing evidence that the Covid-19 pandemic arose sooner and grew more rapidly than officially reported.
Release date: 25 Jun 2021
Source: University of Kent