The WHO’s Global Study on the Origins of SARS-CoV-2

The World Health Organization (WHO) released a joint study, (WHO Headquarters, 2021), conducted between 4 January 2021 and 10 February 2021 in partnership with the World Organisation for Animal Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and a team of multidisciplinary Chinese experts. This study aimed to identify the source and introduction route of the SARS-CoV-2 virus into the human population. The study focussed on three main components: epidemiology, molecular epidemiology and bioinformatics, and animals and the environment.