Scientists are still trying to determine how the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic occurred. Professor Roland Wiesendanger from Hamburg says that the perpetrator was not infected animals, but an accident in a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
According to the German scientist from Hamburg, Professor Roland Wiesendanger, both the number and the weight of the evidence make it very likely that the source of the coronavirus pandemic was the accident at the Institute of Virology laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The professor studied this problem from January to December 2020. He conducted research using various sources, scientific literature, articles in print and Internet media, and contacts with colleagues from other countries.
Contrary to previous coronavirus-related epidemics, such as SARS and MERS, to this day, more than a year after the outbreak of the pandemic, no animal has been identified that could enable the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 pathogens from bats to humans. Thus, as the professor notes, the theory that disease comes from an animal is unlikely.
Wiesendanger says further evidence the virus has leaked from the lab. It is a tremendous ease with which he attacks us. This is due to the special binding of cells and protein spikes of the virus. Earlier variants of coronaviruses did not have such properties, which, according to the researcher, indicate that it was created by man.
Today it is known that bats were not sold at the Wuhan fish market, where the coronavirus was to be “born”. The Local Institute of Virology has one of the world’s largest collections of bat pathogens, which originate from remote caves in the southern provinces of China. It is unlikely that bats would have traveled naturally to Wuhan from a location two thousand kilometers away and then triggered a pandemic in the immediate vicinity of the institute.
The professor reminds that the researchers of the institute for many years have been carrying out genetic manipulations on coronaviruses to make them more contagious, dangerous and deadly to humans. This is evidenced by publications in professional scientific literature. Safety deficiencies have been documented at a Wuhan institute prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. There are many direct laboratory indications of the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen. It is said that the young scientist from this facility was the first to be infected. He was released, then died.
Moreover, as the German professor mentions, there are indications that the pathogen SARS-CoV-2 has spread from the virological institute not only in October 2019.
The current pandemic has dominated the media and will keep us occupied for many years – not least because of its social and economic consequences. Even today, critical, scientifically based research into the origin of a pandemic is of great importance, because only on this basis can appropriate countermeasures be taken to prevent a similar plague from breaking out in the future, says Prof. Roland Wiesendanger.
The professor finished his research in January 2021 and disseminates and discusses it in scientific circles. The aim of the publication is to stimulate discussion, especially regarding the ethical aspects of ‘profit’ research that make pathogens more contagious, dangerous and lethal to humans. This cannot be just a question of a small group of scientists, but it must urgently become the subject of public debate, concludes the author of the study.
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