Two scientific studies, to which

The New York Times

has had access , conclude that the

coronavirus

was present in live mammals that were sold in the wholesale seafood market in the city of

Wuhan

, in China, at the end of 2019 and that the

Covid

spread to their workers.

The researchers said they found no support for an alternative hypothesis that the

coronavirus

escaped from a laboratory in

Wuhan

.

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Two new scientific studies conclude that the Covid pandemic began in Huanan market

Two scientific studies conclude that the

coronavirus

was present in live mammals that were sold in the wholesale seafood market in the city of

Wuhan

, in China, at the end of 2019 and that it spread to its workers, according to the

New York published this Saturday.

Times

.

For these two studies, which together have 150 pages and have not yet been published in scientific journals, data from a variety of sources were analyzed to look for clues about how the

pandemic

arose , and rule out that it came from a laboratory, adds the newspaper. .

"The geographic clustering of the earliest known cases of

Covid-19

and the proximity of positive environmental samples to live animal vendors suggest that the

Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market

in Wuhan was the place of origin of the pandemic," the scientists note. the study.

The researchers said they found no support for an alternative hypothesis that the

coronavirus

escaped from a laboratory in Wuhan.

"When you look at all the evidence together, it's an extraordinarily clear picture that the

pandemic

started in the Huanan market," says the University of Arizona evolutionary biologist and co-author of both studies.

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