The Story Behind One of the Most Influential Scientific Articles in History

“It took 15 months and a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to reveal that each of the five authors of “The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2” — the seminal article concluding COVID-19 didn’t escape from a lab — had expressed private concerns about engineering or the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s store of novel coronaviruses.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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