The MIT and Harvard biologist: «Covid unfold from the Wuhan laboratory» | EUROtoday

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The Covid pandemic most likely occurred as a result of a virus escaped from the laboratory in Wuhan, China: “If that were the case it would be the most expensive accident in the history of science.” This was acknowledged by MIT and Harvard molecular biologist Alina Chan in an editorial within the New York Times, providing 5 explanations for her thesis.

The virus that triggered the pandemic “emerged in Wuhan, the city where the most important laboratory in the world for Sars-type viruses is located”, explains Chan, based on whom “the year before the pandemic the Wuhan institute, working with American partners, he had proposed the creation of viruses with the distinctive characteristics of Sars-CoV-2.” The proposal “described a plan to create viruses surprisingly similar” to Covid, Chan provides, highlighting that the “American companions have been most likely conscious of solely a fraction of the analysis carried out in Wuhan. According to American intelligence sources, a number of the institute's analysis was labeled or carried out with or for the Chinese navy.”

«The Wuhan laboratory carried out its work in low biosafety conditions which could not have contained a virus present in the air as contagious as Sars-CoV-2», Chan further observes, noting how «the hypothesis that Covid-19 is from an animal from the Wuhan seafood market is not supported by strong evidence.” There remains to be an absence of “the clear evidence that would be expected – observes Chan – if the virus had emerged from the wild animal trade”.

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