Although Dr. Duc assures that he is “99.9%” certain about the possibility of the virus originating from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in Hubei province (China), scientists from the World Health Organization. Gender (WHO) rejects the above hypothesis as “extremely uncertain”, according to the page smh.com.au on February 20.
Covid-19 translation news on February 21
Throughout the report, he presented evidence, including the fact that until now the host of the SARS-CoV-2 strain has not been found, concerns about safety compliance at WIV, and the purpose of the department. experiments in Wuhan are pursuing (studying strains of viruses that spread faster and cause more deaths).
This type of research is also being carried out in international laboratories, and sometimes serves the need to assist governments to better prepare themselves in the event of a pandemic.
In the report, Dr. Wiesendanger also expressed concern about the ability of the Covid-19 virus to cause SARS-CoV-2 to surprisingly well mate with cellular receptors while simultaneously penetrating effectively. human cells.
China did not provide enough data for the WHO Covid-19 epidemic origin investigation team
Debate about credibility
Despite the above arguments, it should be noted that Dr. Wiesendanger’s area of expertise is not virology, but rather nanoscience, the field of atomic analysis and subatomic particles to produce new material types, applied in biology, chemistry, materials science and physics.
The above report by Dr. Duc also received widespread criticism in the scientific community, including WHO experts. “Therefore, this is not a hypothesis that we will use to support future research (on the Covid-19 epidemic)”, according to WHO team leader Dr Peter Ben Embarek.
However, Dr. Wiesendanger is not the only one who believes in the theory that “the Covid-19 virus originated in the Wuhan laboratory”. According to NBC News on February 16, a spokesperson for the Office of Director of National Intelligence said US intelligence agencies continue to investigate many different hypotheses about the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic.
“(We) will continue to scrutinize intelligence sources and information to determine whether the Covid-19 outbreak originated from the host’s human contact, or as a result of a leak from laboratory, ”said the spokesman.
The United States continues to ask China to share information about the Covid-19 period.