WHO in Wuhan: Tracking down a virus
After weeks of delay, and more than a year after the first COVID-19 case was reported, the World Health Organisation’s team of experts are in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
Misinformation, conspiracies and conflicting theories are rife, and the conclusions of this report and future research could have major repercussions for China.
But why has this research venture been so heavily politicised, and what can we expect from their findings?
On this edition of the Sky News Daily podcast, host Jayne Secker speaks to Tom Cheshire, Sky’s Asia correspondent, to discuss his own attempt to find answers in China.
She is also joined Dr Julian Tang, a consultant virologist at the University of Leicester, to discuss the science behind tracking down a virus – and WHO team member Dr Peter Daszak, who discusses their findings so far.
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