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Security guards stand in front of the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 11, 2020, after the market had been closed following an outbreak of COVID-19 there. Two new studies document samples of SARS-CoV-2 from stalls where live animals were sold. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Newly published evidence points to Wuhan seafood market as pandemic origin point

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Pro-democracy activists (right) hold placards with the picture of Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan as they march to the Chinese central government's liaison office in Hong Kong in Dec. 2020. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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A citizen journalist who shined a light on the pandemic in Wuhan may die in prison

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CIA Director William Burns says he has appointed a senior officer who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden to head the investigation into ailments that have afflicted U.S. officials around the world. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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CIA Director Says He Is Escalating Efforts To Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery

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President Biden directed the intelligence agencies to look for evidence of an accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (pictured). Many scientists still think its more likely the virus came form the wild. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Many Scientists Still Think The Coronavirus Came From Nature

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A laboratory on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province in May 2020. Focus has turned back to the facility as a possible origin of the coronavirus pandemic. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why The U.S. Thinks A Lab In Wuhan Needs A Closer Look As A Possible Pandemic Source

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Members of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the coronavirus leave the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 3. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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World Health Organization investigative team member Peter Daszak (shown here during a trip to China in February) tells NPR that the group's report calls for additional research on farms that breed exotic animals in southern China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bamboo rats are among the wild animals farmed for food in China and other parts of Asia. A member of the World Health Organization team investigating the coronavirus pandemic says its report will conclude that such animal farms are likely the place where the pandemic began. Above, a live rat is on sale at a food market in Myanmar. Jerry Redfern/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Points To Wildlife Farms In Southern China As Likely Source Of Pandemic

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Peter Ben Embarek, of the World Health Organization team (right), shakes hands with Liang Wannian, his Chinese counterpart, after a news conference on Tuesday in Wuhan, China. The White House says it has "deep concerns" over how initial findings were communicated. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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A health officer in a protective suit collects a sample from a package of imported frozen food for a coronavirus rapid test at a wholesale market in China. Wu Zheng/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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Can Frozen Food Spread The Coronavirus?

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Peter Ben Embarek speaks during a news conference to wrap up a visit by an international team of experts from the World Health Organization in the city of Wuhan, China, on Tuesday. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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WHO: 'Very Unlikely' Coronavirus Leaked From Lab, More Study Needed To Trace Source

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A woman walks in a park along Yangtze River in Wuhan on Jan. 19, 2021. Residents of the city of 11 million, which was the first epicenter of COVID-19, have conflicting emotions as they reckon with the aftermath of the virus and their 76-day lockdown. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wuhan's Lockdown Memories 1 Year Later: Pride, Anger, Deep Pain

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A pro-democracy activist holds placards with the picture of Chinese citizen journalist Zhang Zhan outside the Chinese central government's liaison office, in Hong Kong, Monday. Activists demand the release of Zhang, as well as the 12 Hong Kong activists detained at sea by Chinese authorities. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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A scene from 76 Days, a new documentary about front-line health workers and patients during the lockdown in Wuhan, China. MTV Documentary Films hide caption

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From left: Deng Ge is a rap mogul who became a lockdown activist. Poet Sally Wen Mao Mao uses her art to express her anger about how Chinese people are being portrayed in the pandemic. Writer and comic artist Laura Gao, living in the U.S., has a video chat with her grandmother Zhou Nai, who's happy to have a supply of mooncakes, a popular Chinese dessert. Image provided by Deng Ge; Yuri Hasegawa; and screen grab by Laura Gao. hide caption

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Image provided by Deng Ge; Yuri Hasegawa; and screen grab by Laura Gao.

On Jan. 23, workers started building the Huoshenshan hospital for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China. The photo above was taken on Jan. 30. Construction was done on Feb. 2, and the 1,000-bed hospital opened on Feb. 3. Today it stands empty of patients. Stringer/Getty Images hide caption

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Left: Xi Lu traveled to Wuhan from London in January to spend Lunar New Year with his parents, having not shared the holiday with them in over 7 years. Lin Yang, an epidemiologist at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, traveled to Wuhan to visit her parents for the Lunar New Year. And then ... they couldn't get back home because of the quarantine. Xi Lu/ Lin Yang hide caption

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Xi Lu/ Lin Yang

A resident walks across an empty track on Feb. 7 in Wuhan, China. Wuhan residents lived through the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives around the world. Getty Images hide caption

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