Did covid-19 leak from a Chinese lab? | The Economist

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For most of 2020 the theory that covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab was dismissed as unlikely. In the past few months it has gained currency. Our experts explain why. Read more here: https://econ.st/3gzOVnV

00:00 – Where did covid-19 come from?
00:44 – What evidence is there?
02:06 – Why was the lab-leak theory dismissed?
03:23 – Could the lab leak have been deliberate?
04:07 – Could covid-19 be man made?
05:51 – How are the origins being investigated?
07:23 – Will China be held accountable if there was a lab leak?
08:26 – Expert opinion: what do you think happened?
09:26 – Could it always remain a mystery?

Find all our coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/3gAjz0m

Listen to an episode of Babbage, our science and technology podcast, asking where covid-19 came from: https://econ.st/3wBU5VR

Podcast: How biosecurity shows the lab leak is feasible: https://econ.st/3q4GS5z

Listen to The Jab, our podcast about the vaccination race: https://econ.st/3vILlwd

There have been 7m-13m excess deaths worldwide during the pandemic: https://econ.st/3iNPPyB

What will it cost to end the pandemic? https://econ.st/3q7iOPI

A new weapon in the war against SARS-CoV-2 has been found: https://econ.st/3wzONKt

How covid-19 brought together biomedical technologies that will transform human health: https://econ.st/3iJfhW2

More evidence emerges of India’s true death toll from covid-19: https://econ.st/3gG9k9B

How much should you worry about the “Indian variant”? https://econ.st/3zywHKO

What is “black fungus”, the infection linked to covid-19 in India? https://econ.st/3gx23Kj

Europe’s vaccination campaign has gathered pace, though not everywhere: https://econ.st/35wzxlO

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How improving ventilation will help curb SARS-CoV-2: https://econ.st/3vAOi1s”



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