WHO launches a new group to study the origins of the coronavirus

The World Health Organization advisory group will include scientists from the U.S., China and two dozen other countries and will study various hypotheses, including the possibility of a lab leak.(Image credit: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched an expert group that will examine the origins of new pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. 
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