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’

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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