A Chinese team of scientists has detailed how they found a bat virus with many similarities to Sars-CoV-2. Photo: Shutterstock A Chinese team of scientists has detailed how they found a bat virus with many similarities to Sars-CoV-2. Photo: Shutterstock
A Chinese team of scientists has detailed how they found a bat virus with many similarities to Sars-CoV-2. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s ‘bat woman’ virologist rules out Covid-19 virus in fresh tests on old cave samples

  • In an update to an earlier paper that spawned conspiracy theories, Shi Zhengli details how they found a bat virus ‘96 per cent similar’ to the pandemic coronavirus
  • No signs of the new virus in samples taken from miners sickened eight years ago, she says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Chinese team of scientists has detailed how they found a bat virus with many similarities to Sars-CoV-2. Photo: Shutterstock A Chinese team of scientists has detailed how they found a bat virus with many similarities to Sars-CoV-2. Photo: Shutterstock
A Chinese team of scientists has detailed how they found a bat virus with many similarities to Sars-CoV-2. Photo: Shutterstock
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