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The world will demand answers on covid-19 until China explains what happened

| Apr. 23, 2020

There’s a booming market in conspiracy theories about the origins of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. But the Chinese government has no one to blame but itself for this explosive debate. They have put the truth on lockdown.

China has an obligation here: For its own sake, and the world’s, it should promptly begin a serious, credible investigation into how the covid-19 pandemic began. Such an inquiry is essential to understand how to treat the disease and prevent future eruptions. To make this probe trustworthy, China should invite international scientists to take part.

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