Wuhan Lab Was Performing Experiments On Bats From Coronavirus Caves, U.S. Funded Lab With $3.7 Million
The COVID-19 crisis began in Wuhan, China at the end of last year and since then the virus has killed 115,224 people around the world.
According to reports, the science lab in Wuhan has been experimenting with the coronavirus and was given $3.7 million from the United States government.
Wuhan’s Institute of Virology is a high-level biosafety lab and measures must be taken to stop anything coming out of its facilities from spreading onto people.
Recently, Government sources in the United Kingdom have shed a light on the Wuhan lab accident which started the current crisis we are all facing.
One hypothesis points that workers at the lab could have become infected after being in contact with blood containing the coronavirus and then spread it unwillingly.
It is also believed that the virus was transmitted to people working at the Wuhan animal market.
It must be pointed out, however, that the caves the virus supposedly originates from are located 1000 miles away from the city.
A source from the United Kingdom told Daily Mail the accident at the lab is “no longer being discounted”.
Daily Mail reported that the scientists published a study in November 2017 titled:
“Discovery of a rich gene pool of bat SARS-related coronaviruses provides new insights into the origin of SARS coronavirus.”
The paper reads that the research was:
“Bats in a cave in Yunnan, China were captured and sampled for coronaviruses used for lab experiments.
“All sampling procedures were performed by veterinarians with approval from the Animal Ethics Committee of the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“Bat samplings were conducted ten times from April 2011 to October 2015 at different seasons in their natural habitat at a single location (cave) in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. Bats were trapped and faecal swab samples were collected.”
Many experts agree that COVID-19 could originate from bats but they don’t dismiss the possibility that it could have gone through another animal before infecting people.
On the issue of US money possibly having been used for experiments, US Congressman Matt Gaetz said:
“I’m disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities.”
The Chinese Embassy has responded to the claims by referring to them as “hasty and reckless allegations”.
”The origin of a virus is a complicated, scientific issue. It should be left to scientists and doctors to find out through studies and research.
“Hasty and reckless allegations, such as naming China as the origin in an attempt to shift the blame, before any scientific conclusion is reached, is totally irresponsible and will definitely do harm to international co-operation at this critical time.
“Covid-19 is a global challenge. The right thing to do for every responsible stakeholder, including the media, is to work together and leave no place for rumours or prejudice,” they said.
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