The coronavirus first spread to humans from Wuhan, China. However, its origin is not yet clear. China has taken the initiative to test blood samples from millions of people in Uhan to find out the source of the corona. CNN reported on Wednesday, citing official sources in the country.
China plans to re-test more than 200,000 blood samples collected at the start of the corona outbreak in late 2019. These samples are stored at the Wuhan Blood Center. This test will be able to provide more precise and transparent information about the source of the corona and when and how it spread in the human body.
Western nations blame China for spreading corona around the world. However, China has denied the allegations. The World Health Organization (WHO) investigators went to Uhan in February to investigate the matter. Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya.
Chinese officials say the stored blood samples will be valid for two years. For this reason, the blood test has to be completed by next November to get proper information. An official with China’s National Health Commission told CNN that blood samples were being prepared for testing. The effectiveness of the sample will be tested before it is lost.
Yanzhong Huang, a senior global health fellow at the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations, said:
However, Murray Miller, an associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University in the United States, has called for the involvement of international experts in the process. He said the data provided by the Chinese government may not be acceptable at the international level.