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China’s ‘bat woman’ virologist rules out Covid-19 virus in fresh tests on old cave samples

Fresh tests of blood samples taken eight years ago from a group of miners who became sick after working in bat caves in southwest China show that none of them were infected with the coronavirus that causes Covid-19.Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli, known as China’s “bat woman” for her extensive research on coronaviruses in the mammals, released the details in an update published this week in the scientific journal Nature, expanding on a paper released in February.In the update, Shi said her team…


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