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Virtual Event | Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19
Laboratory technicians wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) working on samples to be tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Getty Images)
Laboratory technicians wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) working on samples to be tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Getty Images)

Virtual Event | Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19

Please be advised: This event will premiere on this page at 12:00 p.m. EST, Monday, December 13. Register for the event here.

“Viral,” a new book by Alina Chan and Matt Ridley, is the most sophisticated and detailed analysis of the origin of COVID-19 published to date: a master class on how emerging outbreaks—both natural and lab-based—have been tracked, and the history of novel coronavirus research in different countries leading up to the pandemic. Chan and Ridley carefully follow the science and collate the evidence to lay out what we know and what remains to be known about the emergence of this devastating disease.

Join Hudson Institute President and CEO John Walters for a conversation with Alina Chan and Matt Ridley, and Hudson Senior Fellow David Asher, who led the State Department investigation into the origin of COVID-19 in 2020.

Speakers

Alina Chan

Postdoctoral researcher, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University

Matt Ridley

Biologist, author, and member of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom

David Asher

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Moderator

John P. Walters

President and CEO, Hudson Institute

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