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“The coronavirus may not have originated at a Wuhan wet market last year but 1,000 miles away in 2012 — deep in a Chinese mineshaft where workers came down with a mysterious, pneumonia-like illness after being exposed to bats.

Virologist Jonathan Latham and molecular biologist Allison Wilson, both of the non-profit Bioscience Resource Project in Ithaca, arrived at their finding after translating a 66-page master’s thesis from the Chinese medical doctor who treated the miners and sent their tissue samples to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for testing.“

I read this, but more from the perspective of demonstrating that humans would need repeated exposure for a bat virus to migrate to another species/humans. I am not aware that this specific incident is directly related to covid 19 other than it was a strain of coronavirus. Not saying it isn’t, I’m just not aware of a direct link.