Physicist Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger published a 100-page article revealing the evidence pointing to a leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the city where the pandemic started.
Professor Wiesendanger says that the fact that there are no animal hosts to host the virus, coupled with safety concerns about the laboratory, confirms his view. Beyond this leak, a staggering claim stands out in the article.
The German researcher claims that the virus was later adapted by humans to research called “gain-of-function” designed to make it more contagious and potentially more lethal, pointing to evidence that the virus is well adapted to infect and multiply human cells.
The professor’s article was published 10 days after WHO scientists investigating the origin of Kovid in Wuhan said the virus was very unlikely to have leaked from the laboratory.
Dr Wiesendanger insisted to the German media that there was plenty of “conditional evidence” that a lab leak was the most likely explanation that the virus originated from the Wuhan lab.
However, others criticized his ‘research’, pointing out that this argument was unscientific, was based on newspaper reports and YouTube videos, and that he was not a virus expert.
Speaking to the German ZDF newspaper, “I am 99.9 percent sure that the coronavirus came from the laboratory,” Dr. Wiesendanger’s evidence comes from the fact that a natural host for the virus has not yet been found, despite China’s claims that extensive research has been conducted.
Covid’s closest relative to be found in nature is a coronavirus strain found in bats living in a mine in Mojiang in 2012 and labeled as RaTG13 by researchers.
Dr Wiesendanger points out that these bats live about 2,000 kilometers from Wuhan. This shows that bats are unlikely to transport the virus to the city.
WHO scientists also pointed out in their reports that contact between Wuhan citizens and bats is rare.
But while WHO researchers conclude that the virus must therefore jump to a secondary host that comes into contact with humans before it can become infected, Dr Wiesendanger takes a different route.
Dr. Wiesendanger argues that it is the most logical explanation that the coronavirus came to Wuhan through samples collected at the Wuhan kVirology Institute for research.
The German researcher says that security concerns about the laboratory that arose before the epidemic started showed that a leak was possible, and also claimed that some of the first cases were scientists working at the institute.
Dr Wiesendanger emphasized that his article was not directed to the scientific community, but specifically aimed at sparking public debate around ‘gain-to-function’ research, which some scientists believe should be banned because of the associated risks.
Dr Wiesendanger’s conclusions coincide with some US officials who argue that a lab leak is the “most logical” explanation for the outbreak.
However, an expert on how viruses spread from animals to humans, Dr. WHO researchers led by Peter Embarek disagree.
Visiting the Wuhan Institute at the center of leakage theories, Dr. Embarek said the virus leak was “extremely unlikely” and called for no further work on this theory.
From this stance, WHO chief Dr Dr, who has insisted that all theories stay on the table ever since. Tedros has taken a step back, but it is still unclear whether he will propose to investigate further laboratory leaks or how to proceed.
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The Beijing administration made statements after the WHO visit, and it almost got the USA and the West on the ball. Regarding the dark background of the epidemic, CNN carried the terrible claims of China to its pages.
When the World Health Organization (WHO) investigators completed their work examining the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan this month, Chinese officials were clear about where they think WHO should look next. The country’s propaganda bodies claimed they were right after the WHO investigation and took action against the Washington administration and Western media, who questioned their findings.
“Following the Chinese example (we hope), we hope that the US side will act in a positive, science-based and collaborative way of monitoring the resource (and) invite WHO experts to do so,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Wenbin last week.
Zeng Guang, chief epidemiologist at the China Center for Disease Control, took another step, saying that the US should now be the “focus” of global efforts to trace the virus.
Chinese health official Zeng was developing just such a hypothesis about Fort Detrick, a US Army biomedical research lab in Maryland, not the Wuhan lab.
“The United States has biological laboratories all over the world,” Zeng said in an interview on a Shanghai-based website linking Fort Detrick with the US Army’s Infectious Diseases Medical Research Institute (USAMRIID).
“Why does the US have so many laboratories? What is the point of this?” “On many issues, the US requires other countries to be open and transparent. In the end, it turns out that the US itself is often not transparent at all,” he said.
As attention turned to Wuhan earlier this year, the introduction of this conspiracy to the world has doubled again, with official government accounts, social media influencers and a network of government media spreading to tens of millions of online users.
CNN failed to reach many of the most popular influencer accounts that post about Fort Detrick, and there is no conclusive evidence that they were paid or encouraged to spread the message.
According to the DFRLab-AP report, the conspiracies related to Fort Detrick that surfaced on the Chinese website later spread around the world through Facebook and other platforms and were also used by politicians in Russia and Iran.
The WHO team, investigating the origins of the coronavirus in China, discovered signs in Wuhan in December 2019 that the outbreak had spread much more than previously thought, and they urgently began seeking access to hundreds of thousands of blood samples from the city.
Among these signs is the first detection of more than a dozen virus strains in Wuhan in December. The team also had a chance to speak to the first patient, which Chinese officials said was infected. An office worker in his 40s with no travel history reported being infected on December 8.
WHO team leader Dr. Peter Embarek said that the team was also able to meet with the first Kovid-19 patient, whom China said he knew. The man, a Wuhan resident in his 40s, could not be identified and had no recent travel history.
Embarek said, “It has no connection with the markets.” “We also talked to him. He has a very – in a way – a boring and normal life, no things like walking in the mountains. He was an office worker in a private company,” he said.
The slow emergence of more detailed data gathered about WHO’s long-awaited China trip could raise concerns that other scientists investigating the origin of the disease may have spread to China long before its first official appearance in mid-December.
Embarek, who has just returned from Wuhan to Switzerland, told CNN: “The virus was widely circulating in Wuhan in December, which is a new finding.”
The WHO food safety expert added that the team was shown 174 coronavirus cases in and around Wuhan in December 2019 by Chinese scientists. He stated that of these 174 people, 100 were confirmed by laboratory tests and 74 by the patient’s clinical diagnosis.
Embarek said that the team received analyzes of 92 suspected Kovid-19 cases with Covid-like symptoms and seriously ill in October and November 2019 by Chinese scientists.
The WHO team requested that these 92 people be tested for antibodies in January this year. Embarek said 67 of them agreed to be tested and all were negative, adding that it remains unclear whether antibodies persist even after a year in former Kovid-19 patients, adding that further testing is needed.
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