To Avert The Next Epidemic, We Must Know COVID-19's Origin

To Avert The Next Epidemic, We Must Know COVID-19's Origin

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc. Questions must be asked and answered satisfactorily to avoid another pandemic.

tippinsights Editorial Board

Where did the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19 originate? The question remains and should remain in focus until satisfactory answers are found.

If the country has nothing to hide, if indeed the coronavirus was transmitted from an animal to humans, if the SARS-CoV-2 was merely being "studied" in its labs, then why is China working so hard to orchestrate a cover-up? Beijing's consistent efforts to thwart the international scientific investigation give much credence to doubts about its culpability.

Equally pressing questions are, how did American tax dollars end up funding the bat coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology? What are the moral and ethical issues of taxpayer money funding research banned within the U.S. beyond its shore?