Chinese scientists created coronavirus in lab, report says
Almost a year and a half since Covid-19 was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the question of how the virus first appeared remains a mystery.
But scientists around the world have left no stone unturned in unraveling one of the world’s greatest mysteries. A new study has claimed that Chinese scientists created a coronavirus in a laboratory in Wuhan, then attempted to reverse engineer versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats, the Daily reported. Mail.
British professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr Birger Sørensen wrote that they had primary evidence of “reverse engineering in China” since last year, but has been ignored by academics and major medical journals.
The British daily further reported that Dalgleish and Sørensen discovered “unique fingerprints” in the virus when analyzing samples of Covid-19 with the aim of creating a vaccine.
Scientists said the fingerprints could only come from manipulation in a lab.
In the 22-page article due to be published in the scientific journal Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery, Dalgleish and Sorensen reconstructed how Chinese scientists, some working with American universities, are said to have built the tools to create the coronavirus.
The scientists also pointed out that Chinese scientists who wanted to share their knowledge were unable to do so or have disappeared.
Dalgleish is an oncology professor in London known for his groundbreaking work on an HIV vaccine. Sørensen is a virologist and chairman of pharmaceutical company Immunor, which has developed a coronavirus vaccine candidate called Biovacc-19.
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has called on the US intelligence community to “redouble their efforts” to reach a conclusion on the origins of Covid-19 and report to him within 90 days.
However, Chinese state media rejected the idea that Covid-19 originated there and said it was a “conspiracy created by US intelligence agencies.”
Recently, former New York Times science reporter Nicholas Wade published an article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in which he argues that the evidence is stronger that the virus is leaking from a lab than it is. ‘is produced naturally.
The Wall Street Journal article also revealed that three researchers from the Wuhan Institute fell ill in November 2019 and had to be hospitalized.
Previously, an Australian daily revealed that Chinese scientists were thinking of biological weapons, visualizing a scenario of World War III.
In March, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, also called for new studies after the publication of an inconclusive report on the field visit of an international team to Wuhan to research the origins of Covid-19, citing difficulties in accessing raw data.
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