The expert team, including Dr. Edward Holmes (Australia), Dr. Andrew Rambaut (UK) and 19 other researchers, said that it had relied on scientific evidence to explain the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic and the study. performed at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The debate about the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic currently revolves around two main theories: the virus leaked from a laboratory or spread from animals.
The theory of the virus’s release from the laboratory is partly due to the initial cases discovered in the city where the laboratory specializes in studying coronavirus strains and other deadly diseases such as Ebola.
The authors have yet to completely rule out the lab-grown virus hypothesis, but say it’s unlikely to go this way. They emphasized that the failure to investigate and understand the origin of the Covid-19 epidemic will leave the world vulnerable to other diseases in the future.
Meanwhile, another group of scientists including more than 20 biologists, epidemiologists, ecologists, doctors, public health experts and veterinarians from countries such as the US, UK, Germany , Australia has just published an article in the journal The Lancet stating that there is no solid evidence to support the hypothesis that SARS-CoV-2 leaked from a laboratory in China.
The authors support the G7’s call for further investigation into the origins of Covid-19 and urge the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently resume research with experts in China and the government. China. In February 2020, this scientific group also published a report in The Lancet refuting the theory that the virus leaked from the laboratory, calling it a conspiracy theory.
The latest article was posted after many countries called for more investigation into the origin of the virus that causes Covid-19, including the possibility that the virus escaped from a laboratory in the city of Wuhan (China), where cases The disease was first recorded in December 2019.