Title

Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

Publication Date

2021-07-17

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Disciplines

Epidemiology | Immunology and Infectious Disease | Infectious Disease | Microbiology | Virus Diseases

Abstract

On Feb 19, 2020, we, a group of physicians, veterinarians, epidemiologists, virologists, biologists, ecologists, and public health experts from around the world, joined together to express solidarity with our professional colleagues in China. Unsubstantiated allegations were being raised about the source of the COVID-19 outbreak and the integrity of our peers who were diligently working to learn more about the newly recognised virus, SARS-CoV-2, while struggling to care for the many patients admitted to hospital with severe illness in Wuhan and elsewhere in China.

Keywords

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, source of outbreak

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01419-7

Source

Calisher CH, Carroll D, Colwell R, Corley RB, Daszak P, Drosten C, Enjuanes L, Farrar J, Field H, Golding J, Gorbalenya AE, Haagmans B, Hughes JM, Keusch GT, Lam SK, Lubroth J, Mackenzie JS, Madoff L, Mazet JK, Perlman SM, Poon L, Saif L, Subbarao K, Turner M. Science, not speculation, is essential to determine how SARS-CoV-2 reached humans. Lancet. 2021 Jul 17;398(10296):209-211. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01419-7. Epub 2021 Jul 5. PMID: 34237296; PMCID: PMC8257054. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Lancet (London, England)

Comments

Full author list omitted for brevity. For the full list of authors, see article.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

34237296

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