It is unknown how the virus made it onto the chopping board at Xinfadi market in Beijing’s Fentai district, but the discovery came in conjunction with a cluster of cases and has forced its closure.
Lin Li, chief scientist of a team that monitors aquatic disease and control in Guangdong Province, told the newspaper it’s not possible for live salmon to be contaminated with the virus given it lives in the ocean, neither can frozen salmon be a source of the novel coronavirus which can only exist in active cells.
By now anyone who stops by this blog knows I’m obsessed with Covid-19 and try to learn as much as I can by reading widely. When I heard about the potential salmon connection I had to find more to read. And I did.
I like salmon and usually buy the farmed version over the wild version despite the nutritional differences. When I was on the company’s website I found this link:
I clicked the link and got this:
Memo to Self:
File under Things That Make You Go Hmmm……