from Russia Insider:
The Covid-19 pandemic has yet to produce an authentic “case zero” and not for want of searching. One candidate, for instance, had no connection with the alleged source of the infection, the Wuhan wet market. Further, Chinese sources have failed to demonstrate conclusively that the virus originated with the market or even the Wuhan BSL-4 high-containment facility (1) and some are now expressing doubts the outbreak even originated in China. I’m inclined to agree. And, for a variety of reasons, I doubt the lethal L strain of SARS-CoV-2 found in China, Italy, parts of the EU and in Iran is a natural product, and I have my suspicions about the more-prevalent S or “ancestral” strain that seems to be far less lethal.(2) There are also 4 and possibly 5 known variants of these.