SA scientist to lead WHO research into Covid-19 origins


University of Pretoria researcher Professor Marietjie Venter has been appointed as chair of the World Health Organisation’s Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins (SAGO) of Novel Pathogens, reported Neww24 (10 December 2021). The  team has been appointed to probe the origins of diseases such as Covid-19, and to advise WHO on a global framework to study the origins of “emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential”.

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