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NEW YORK – A new analysis of Malayan pangolins by researchers in the US and China has found no evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolved directly from a pangolin coronavirus (pangolin-CoV-2020), seemingly contradicting a study published last week in Nature, which suggested pangolins may have served as an intermediate host for SARS-CoV-2.

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