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Where did the pandemic start? Anywhere but here, argue papers by Chinese scientists echoing party line

A version of this story appeared in Science, Vol 377, Issue 6608.Download PDF When Alice Hughes downloaded a preprint from the server Research Square in September 2021, she could hardly believe her eyes. The study described a massive effort to survey bat viruses in China, in search of clues to the origins of the COVID-19 …

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Combined nasal and throat testing swabs would detect more Omicron infections, two papers suggest.

Combined nasal and throat testing swabs would detect more Omicron infections, two papers suggest.

People with coronavirus infections of the Omicron variant often have significantly different viral levels in their noses, throats and saliva, and testing just a single type of sample is likely to miss a large share of infections, according to two new papers, which analyzed Omicron infections over time in a small number of people. The …

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