“On 24 October 2019, Liu and his colleagues from the Guangdong Wildlife Rescue Center of China  first detected the existence of a SARS-CoV-like CoV from lung samples of two dead Malayan pangolins with a frothy liquid in their lungs and pulmonary fibrosis, and this fact was discovered close to when the COVID-19 outbreak occurred. “
The first known COVID-19 survivor had no contact with the fish market. Previous studies indicated that Type L strain of SARS-CoV-2 mutated from Type S and originated at the fish market. The race has been on to identify the 4 short insertions that define where, or what, the original SARS-CoV-2 strain came from.
This research shows promising results it could very well be from the Malayan Pangolins.
More research needs to be done, and this needs a bit more explanation too: “discovered from dead Malayan pangolins after extensive rescue efforts.” (?)