Scientist working in Wuhan did not rule out leakage of COVID from the laboratory
The version of a COVID-19 leak from a Chinese laboratory should not be ruled out. This was stated by the scientist-virologist Daniel Anderson, who worked in Wuhan, China until November 2019, reports Bloomberg.
“I'm not naive enough to say that I completely rule out this option,” Anderson said.
At the same time, the researcher is confident that the factor in the occurrence of COVID-19 was natural. It will take years to find the specific animal that started the epidemic, she said, as it took nearly a decade to find the source of SARS.
In addition, the idea that the virus was leaked from the laboratory was deliberately organized, Anderson called alarming.
An outbreak of COVID-19 was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. After that, the media and officials repeatedly voiced theories about the virus leak from the Chinese laboratory.
In this, in particular, the PRC was accused by the ex-President of the United States Donald Trump. He called on Beijing to pay the United States $ 10 trillion for the emergence of the virus. In addition, according to the former US president, the Chinese authorities may have destroyed the evidence related to the leak of the infection strain.
In May of this year, 19 scientists from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom called on to check this version of the occurrence of COVID-19.
At the same time, the American Ministry of Health stated that there was no evidence in favor of this version. This scenario was also called “extremely unlikely” by the World Health Organization. Beijing has repeatedly accused the United States of trying to politicize the pandemic and blame China for its occurrence, the Chinese authorities have stated that they adhere to an open position, and have repeatedly invited the mission of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the country. According to the results of the investigation, the WHO called the laboratory origin of the coronavirus extremely unlikely.