News outlets have taken Kekulé’s research out of context to suggest that Italy, not China, is where the coronavirus pandemic began.
Scientists have released a paper positing that the pandemic could have started in India.
A spokesperson for The Lancet said it had been removed from SSRN at the request of the paper’s authors.
“I started to realize that I had to do something about it.”But Kekulé’s efforts were largely in vain.
Video clips of his remarks about Europe had already spread widely on the Chinese internet.