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Drosten: ‘The fur industry is the most plausible point of origin’

Christian Drosten, a virologist at the Berlin Charité, has taken a stand in the discussion about the origin of Covid. In an interview with the Swiss magazine “Republik”, he said that he considers a laboratory accident unlikely. Instead, he supports the theory that sees the origin in Chinese fur animal production. Accordingly, Drosten considers the mass breeding of animals such as tanuki and viverrids to be virologically highly dangerous. Again and again, hazardous pathogens reached the fur farms. During slaughter – a cruel process with close involvement of the staff – the viruses can jump to humans, according to Dorsten.

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