Origins of the SARS Corona Virus 2

Ariel Fernandez; L. Ridgway Scott. 28 September, 2021.
Communicated by L. Ridgway Scott.


SARS-CoV-2 exhibits genomic features that are unusual for a natural virus. The U. S. federal government has funded research related to virus mutation in similar viruses in a laboratory in Wuhan, China. This raises questions of interest to physicians and policy makers. We explain how the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 adds weight to the probability of a laboratory leak. We make suggestions for policy changes in the future and for strategies to investigate further the possibility of a lab leak.

Original Document

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