torsdag 16. desember 2021

'MOST LIKELY': Expert's damning new Wuhan Covid lab leak claims

An expert says the lab leak theory is the most plausible explanation for the origins of Covid-19 as research to find evidence the virus emerged naturally continues to prove fruitless. Dr Alina Chan, a specialist in gene therapy and cell engineering at MIT and Harvard, says it is more likely the virus emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in late 2019. Covid-19 has since led to more than 5.3 million deaths and 271 million cases globally, with the world now struggling to contain the surging Omicron variant.

The pandemic's infancy is shrouded in secrecy thanks to Beijing's tight control on information surrounding the virus's emergence. Authorities first pointed to the Huanan Seafood Market where the virus was believed to have been transmitted to humans from animals through an intermediary host.