WHO to sift Chinese samples, data in hunt for virus origins

  • Fabian Leendertz, a biologist who specialized in emerging diseases at the Robert Koch Institute, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Falkensee, near Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

FALKENSEE, Germany — A German scientist who is part of a small team of experts assembled by the World Health Organization to investigate the origins of the coronavirus says they plan to sift through samples and medical data from China to help determine where the bug first jumped from animals to humans and which species it came from.