Washington Post Examines Chinese Investigations Showing Coronavirus Can Survive, Infect Workers In Cold-Chain Food Systems

Washington Post: The U.S. has absolutely no control over the coronavirus. China is on top of the tiniest risks.
“The announcement by Chinese officials was as striking as it was alarming. After spending weeks investigating a mysterious coronavirus outbreak in the port city of Qingdao, officials from China’s Center of Disease Control declared confidently on Oct. 17 that they had found the culprit: packages of frozen food imported from abroad. … The new claims from China have presented a dilemma for international bodies such as the World Health Organization and deeply divided experts. Some say the Chinese data, which include genetic sequences of the virus from the packaging that matched viral strains in Europe, appear to be persuasive. Others dismiss the evidence as inconclusive. … In the end, the verdict seems to be that the route of transmission that China is highlighting is possible, but rare — whatever the merits of the cases that have been highlighted…” (Mooney et al., 11/10).

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