The study of coronaviruses podkovonos bats, one of the options which are 96% identical in structure with a deadly SARS-CoV-2, was conducted by experts of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, together with the Australian animal health laboratory (CSIRO). On 2 may, wrote the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph , citing its own sources and materials of the community of intelligence agencies of five Western countries – the U.S., Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand (the Alliance known as Five Eyes).
In 2006, a leading expert in the field of pathologies of bats Shi Jinli a few months he worked at CSIRO as a visiting fellow, found out the issue.
Then the Australian government has funded joint projects of scientists of the two countries, including to the modification of coronaviruses, representatives of the Five Eyes. In particular, a scientist from Wuhan Peng Zhou in 2011-2014 repeatedly carried to Australia living wild bats, where they did experiments in the lab the highest, fourth level of Biosafety.
Similar studies of the United States in 2015 recognized to be extremely dangerous and banned in its territory. Shi Jinli and co-authors proved that the infection of human coronavirus-type SARS could theoretically occur directly from the Tulip-like horseshoe bats.
The intelligence community raises the question of compliance with the Wuhan laboratory of the highest standards of safety. While Western intelligence gives about 5% that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 accidentally leaked from the Institute and became the reason of mass flash.
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March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 3.44 million people, including more than 244 million died.
April 16, the American TV channel Fox News, citing several sources familiar with the decisions of the authorities of China and had seen the relevant documents, reported that “patient zero” with the coronavirus was an employee of the Wuhan lab. Documents seen by the interlocutors Fox News, describe in detail how doctors in the lab trying to contain the spread of the virus in the early stages. The sources of the TV channel said that the Wuhan market animals and seafood “huanan”, which is called the possible source of the virus, never sold bats, and suggest that Chinese authorities are specifically came up with this version in order to divert suspicion from the lab.
The foreign Ministry of China said that the version about the leak of a coronavirus from laboratory of Wuhan has no evidence.
The US President Donald trump said that the United States “will examine this terrible situation.” The U.S. intelligence community said on 30 April that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was not artificially created or modified.
Scientists believe that the chain of transmission of the virus SARS-CoV-2 were involved wild animals. According to data from the world health organization, the natural reservoir of SARS-CoV-2, is most likely to be bats and virus transmission to people is likely to have occurred through another intermediate animal, domestic, wild or domesticated, which is not yet identified.