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LA Times Today: Why you should care about the coronavirus lab leak theory
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LA Times Today: Why you should care about the coronavirus lab leak theory

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Did COVID-19 slip out of a lab or did it come from bats?

These are among the theories that have sparked controversy around the globe.

But some scientists believe investigating the origin of the virus – no matter the theory – is crucial in helping the world avert the next pandemic.

L.A. Times national correspondent Emily Baumgaertner joined us with the story.