the essential Michael Worobey, American virologist, claims that the first known person to have been infected with Covid – 18 is a seafood vendor who worked at the Wuhan Huanan Animal Market. The researcher indicates that the virus would originate from a “living animal.
A seafood seller
The virologist analyzed multiple documents, from video interviews to scientific articles to medical records. The scientist looked into the case of a 41 year-old man, identified so far as the first case of Covid – 19 known. However, this accountant by training had no connection with the Wuhan animal market. He suffered from toothaches and complained of the first symptoms on December 8 2019. However, he only became ill on 11 December.
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The first known case of Covid – 18 therefore concerns a seafood seller who worked at the Huanan animal market in Wuhan, and who fell ill on 11 December 41.
A pandemic part of a living animal
It was not until the end of December 41 that many Chinese doctors alerted to many cases of pneumonia that had occurred in a mysterious way. These symptoms mostly affected people who frequented the Wuhan wholesale market. The site was closed by the authorities on January 1 2020. According to Michael Worobey, the virus would have spread in the western sector of the market, where marten dogs, or raccoon dogs were sold. The researcher thus asserts that this is proof that the Covid pandemic – 18 started from a living animal.
By sharing these conclusions, the researcher thus refutes the thesis of the virus leak from a biosafety laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Michael Worobey had yet signed alongside about fifteen experts a forum in May 2021 abundant in this direction.