Knowing how a pandemic started is the key to stopping the next one.
A novel bat coronavirus first appears in Wuhan, China in November of 2019. This family of coronaviruses normally reside in bats living in caves 1000 miles south of Wuhan. Understanding where the virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir will help prevent a similar pandemic in the future.
Two competing theories, with vastly different implications, quickly emerged to explain where this virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir. Both are plausible. Both have merit. Episode two critically examines both theories of origin of COVID-19 as of April 2020.