Twitterati and commentators from inside and outside the science community have shared their opinions about a paper in a cancer publication speculating that coronavirus was present in humans in Italy months before the outbreak in Wuhan. Photo: AFP Twitterati and commentators from inside and outside the science community have shared their opinions about a paper in a cancer publication speculating that coronavirus was present in humans in Italy months before the outbreak in Wuhan. Photo: AFP
Twitterati and commentators from inside and outside the science community have shared their opinions about a paper in a cancer publication speculating that coronavirus was present in humans in Italy months before the outbreak in Wuhan. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Italian paper on origins of pandemic hit by backlash from scientists

  • Study by oncologists stating there was evidence of Covid-19 in Italy in September last year has been dismissed by some virologists
  • But Chinese cancer researcher says Italian results may need further verification but suggestions the team was unqualified were ‘nonsense’

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Twitterati and commentators from inside and outside the science community have shared their opinions about a paper in a cancer publication speculating that coronavirus was present in humans in Italy months before the outbreak in Wuhan. Photo: AFP Twitterati and commentators from inside and outside the science community have shared their opinions about a paper in a cancer publication speculating that coronavirus was present in humans in Italy months before the outbreak in Wuhan. Photo: AFP
Twitterati and commentators from inside and outside the science community have shared their opinions about a paper in a cancer publication speculating that coronavirus was present in humans in Italy months before the outbreak in Wuhan. Photo: AFP
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