Because that is, what a virus-studying institute does. Obviously, ever since SARS-1, SARS and SARS-like viruses would have been a hot concern.Why was the lab in Wuhan studying a form of the virus in the first place? ...
Cities and city dwellers work quite differently from villages and villagers.that's another thing that's bewildering me, because "8 miles" to me is like "4 villages over", as relates to the older WIV campus (the newer campus is 18 miles away).
it's only "right around" if your scale is Texas, not a densely populated city. In NYC terms, it's like saying the Upper West Side is right around Brooklyn.
It is probably not too uncommon for residents of Brooklyn to work in the Upper West Side, or otherwise frequent the Upper West Side.
All you need is a one-off event. Regardless of prior likelihood, once it has occurred, it has occurred. It's certainly more likely for someone in Brooklin / the neighborhood of the wet market to mingle with and be infected by someone working in the Upper West Side / WIV than for two people from two different greater metropolitan areas to do the same.