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Alina Chan: The Mystery of COVID-19 & the Origins of SARS-CoV-2 | Show Notes

About the Guest: Dr. Alina Chan is a genetic engineer at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT. She co-wrote, together with science writer Matt Ridley, the book "Viral: The Search For the Origin of COVID-19." The book thoroughly documents the events & people relevant to COVID's origins.


Episode Summary: Nick Jikomes & Alina Chan, PhD discuss everything from the original SARS-1 epidemic in China, wildlife spillover vs. accidental lab leak hypotheses; pangolins, bats, and other animals; SARS-CoV-2 genome; institutions and people like Francis Collins, the NIH, WHO, and EcoHealth Alliance.


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