WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic : worldnewsMarch 16, 2021
The problem with this argument, of course, is that three of the four first known COVID cases had no known connection to the market–as did roughly half of all the cases detected in December. This means that there’s no way that the Huanan market was the source of the original zoonotic transfer. We know this, and we’ve known it for a year or more.
A much more likely scenario is that SARS-Cov2 was circulating in the community, and a human-to-human superspreader event occurred there.
It’s possible that infected animals from wildlife farms introduced the virus into Wuhan, but the first introduction was not at the Huanan market.
The experts at the WHO know this, so I have to guess that they’re intentionally obfuscating by continuing to advocate for a central role being played by wildlife for sale at the Huanan market.