Scientist: First known COVID-19 case was Wuhan market vendor

Source: The Hill

“A scientist claimed in a new report published on Thursday that a female seafood vendor at the Huanan Market in Wuhan, China, was the first known case of COVID-19 instead of a male accountant who lived several miles away from the market, as has been previously reported. Michael Worobey, head of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona, wrote in a piece published in the journal Science that a female seafood vendor who worked at the live animal market in Wuhan and became ill on Dec. 11, 2019 was likely the first known case of COVID-19. … multiple experts including a WHO-appointed pandemic investigator endorsed Worobey’s piece, though some said that the evidence he presented was still not sufficient enough to definitively say how the pandemic began.” (11/18/21)