For a few years before the world embraced the pandemic of the new coronavirus, representatives of the U.S. Embassy visited several times in the research lab in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Seen so impressed officials in Washington had sent two official warning of inadequate security conditions in the laboratory, where he carried out risk studies of coronavirus from bats. Dispatches caused a heated debate in the U.S. government – was exactly this lab the source of the virus, writes The Washington Post.
The first dispatch of available publications, focuses on the fact that the work of the laboratory for the study of coronavirus from bats and the possibility of transmission to people at risk to turn into a new pandemic. It says that the laboratories are not enough qualified technical specialists and researchers are essential to its safe operation.
The publication writes that the evidence of artificial origin of the virus is not. Scientists agree that it originated from animals. But this does not mean that it does not spread from the lab, which for many years explores animal coronavirus isolated from bats.
“Dispatch was a warning shot. People begged to pay attention to what is happening” – leads the publication the words of an official in the US government.
Any reaction has not followed. And the papers are again talking only in the last two months, officials are discussing, could the lab be the source of the virus how should the US react and how it will affect relations with China.
Further evidence of possible involvement in the spread of coronavirus from the lab referred to the fact that the evidence of his natural dissemination is indirect. Version of the Chinese authorities that he “went to the people” since the market is shaky. The first patient, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, like many others, had nothing to do with him. In addition, bats on the market not sold.
The laboratory staff categorically reject the accusations. In early February, the team has publicly stated that the 2019-nCoV are descended from bats. The government, meanwhile, was silent and prevent any leaks of information.