New research has further fueled suspicions that Beijing is desperately trying to cover up the real source of the pandemic.
A new controversial scientific study has called into question Chinese claims that the coronavirus pandemic originated in the Wuhan market, where seafood and other animal foods are sold.
An analysis of all available data by biologists clearly shows that the deadly Sars-Cov-2 virus has hit the market by bringing in someone who has already been infected, and to the great surprise of scientists, the virus “has already been adapted to be transmitted to humans.” , which is a very rare feature.
New research has further fueled suspicions that Beijing is desperately trying to cover up the real source of the epidemic, which has killed huge number of people and caused a huge global economic crisis.
The study was conducted by Alina Chan and Ben Deverman of the Brod Institute, a branch of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Shing Jan of the University of British Columbia in Canada.
They say the research unequivocally leads to the conclusion that the virus originated outside the Wuhan market.
In their words, “genetic data available to the public does not indicate that the virus has been transmitted to market species.” They are calling for all possible routes of transmission of the virus from animal to human to be examined, concluding that the virus originated in a laboratory.
“The possibility that a genetically modified precursor has been adapted to humans while being studied in a laboratory should be investigated,” the study said.
The study was published at a time when China’s pressure is mounting to uncover the true source of the epidemic so that experts can really get to know the disease and develop a vaccine, and prevent a new epidemic from breaking out.
According to official Chinese theory, the virus originated in the Wuhan market, where wildlife is also sold, and that theory has been supported by the WHO.