International virus experts are demanding another investigation into the source of COVID-19, amid concerns China had too much control over the last.
In an open letter, academics from across the globe, including the Australian National University, called for an “unrestricted international forensic investigation”.
The group said despite previous studies, we are no further in finding the answers needed to determine the origin of the virus.
“Finding the origins of SARS-CoV-2 is critically important to both better addressing the current pandemic and reducing the risks of future one” the letter reads.
“Unfortunately, well over a year after the initial outbreak, the origins of the pandemic remain unknown.”
In January, a team of scientists chosen by the World Health Organisation visited hospitals and research institutes in Wuhan, the virus epicentre, in search of clues.
But the previous venture has been criticised by the group behind the letter. They said there were several…