Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 could not get out of the lab of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. In an interview with CNN on may 16, said 83-year-old Professor Zhong Nanshan, head of the special Commission to combat the spread of coronavirus the National health Committee of the PRC.
According to him, the head of the laboratory, a leading expert in the field of pathologies of bats Shi Jinli in conversation with him called the theory about the leak of the virus nonsense.
In the laboratory there is no necessary to create an artificial virus of the human resources and facilities, said Zhong Nanshan. He called Shi Jinli his “good friend”.
In February, when the rumors first came out, power was sent to the Wuhan Institute of Commission, the check revealed no leaks of coronavirus, said the famous epidemiologist.
Zhong Nanshan in 2003, we discovered coronavirus SARS-CoV that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS. After the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Professor joined special Commission for the fight against the epidemic. It was he who in January 2020, announced the transfer of new diseases from person to person.
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. Channel sources 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 U.S. intelligence community said on 30 April that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was not artificially created or modified.
May 3, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the United States has a “huge amount” of evidencethat the pandemic began after the leak of Wuhan Institute. On may 6, he said that full confidence in it.
The foreign Ministry of China said that the version about the leak of coronavirus from the lab has no evidence.
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 might have happened through another intermediate animal, domestic, wild or domesticated, which is not yet identified.
The US and some other Western countries have repeatedly accused the China that he had not warned the world about the seriousness of the outbreak. The US President Donald trump may 14, said that Washington can stop the relationship with China is because of suppressing the facts about the start of a pandemic coronavirus.