“The wet market is one of the victims…”
It was known by February 2020 that SARS-CoV-2 did not emerge from a Wuhan wet market.
The first victims of SARS-CoV-2 were quickly assessed in Wuhan by an “expert team of physicians, epidemiologists, virologists and government officials”. They reported their findings in The Lancet on 15 February 2020. A third of the patients had no direct exposure to the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market, the wet market blamed for the outbreak.