The impossible investigation into the origin of Covid

In Shenzhen, China’s Silicon Valley, theProduction lines at global tech giant Foxconn, Apple’s main supplier, came to an abrupt halt.. Volkswagen and Toyota gigafactories in Changchun, in the northeast of the country, have come to a standstill. Large-scale lockdowns, including that of the 25 million inhabitants of Shanghai that started on March 27, and the Asian stock markets that are collapsing due to the fear of a rupture in the global supply chain… This dark scenario, hated by the Chinese government, which has established as a golden rule its zero-Covid policy, is a blow to Beijing. While since the appearance of the virus at the end of 2019, China has published figures that are at least suspicious -4,636 deaths compared to 140,000 in France, for example-, the Omicron wave that has hit the country since March is unprecedented and exceeds 5,000 cases dailyunheard of locally.

It also overwhelms neighboring countries like South Korea, another champion of Covid-zero, which represents more than a quarter of all global contamination. This new outbreak, which comes when the epidemic is also on the rise in Europe, is a reminder that Covid-19, with its more than 6 million victims, is one of the deadliest pandemics in history – except for the plague or the Spanish flu. . But more than two years after its appearance, its origin remains unknown. An incredible scientific enigma, despite the multiple investigations launched by the best researchers. So, could we one day know where this deadly virus came from?

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