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Lab leak or nature? Debate heats up on the origins of Covid-19 virus

The virus causing Covid-19 has spread around the globe and killed more than 3.5 million people, but the debate over where it came from has grown ever more heated in recent weeks as scientists clash over competing theories and governments stake out positions on what to do next. At the heart of the controversy is whether the pathogen could have come from a laboratory studying bat viruses in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the first known outbreak occurred. A World Health Organization-backed…

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