Opinion: Coronavirus leaked from a lab? Blame capitalism, not China

Li Zhang, UCI visiting assistant professor of global and international studies writes, “If this pandemic originated in China, the next one may break out in Brazil, Nigeria, the US or anywhere else really. Trading blame for this tragedy may be politically expedient for world leaders and the idea of a lab leak may come in handy, but none of this is really helping the world cope better with it. The real problems that cause new diseases to emerge and trigger pandemics are global, and much more intractable and concerning than lab accidents alone.”