Why do Wu et al. 2020 refuse to answer scientific questions regarding the claimed SARS-CoV-2 sequence?

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Several attempts to contact the original authors remain unanswered, even via Prof. Holmes.



In my genomics series, I have tried to unravel, what happened in late 2019 and early 2020, as the team around Prof. Zhang and the Chinese CDC identified the first sequence claimed to be the genome of SARS-CoV-2.

To this date, several of us have not been able to reproduce the exact contigs used to produce the current reference genome of the first SARS-CoV-2 genome variant.

Also, nobody has to date shown that the ends of the genome can be aligned perfectly with multiple reads, thus showing that the genome itself exists as a dedicated entity.