Beiji [China]May 28 (ANI): China is stepping up its research into the origin of COVID-1, putting pressure on scientists to go to the root of the global epidemic.
Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt on Wednesday spoke with Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, director of endocrinology at Flinders Medical Center, who called the world’s scientific community “cheated by China.”
Andrew Bolt said in his program The Bolt Report: “Finally, many experts now say that in fact it may seem that the virus may have escaped from that Chinese laboratory and that China is feeling the heat.” Professor Petrovsky said that while some Chinese scientists have suggested that the covid was derived from the pangolin of 1919, that is unlikely, according to the New York Times Post.
“Everyone is trying to point fingers at penguins, but I think most toxicologists agree that the virus is unlikely to have come from pangolins.”
“There are similarities between sphing proteins in pangolin and COVID-1 in, and in itself this is highly questionable.” “Because pangolin spike is the easiest way to get the protein and bring it to the bat virus. Someone in the lab should actually leave the pangolin coronavirus and bat coronavirus,” Petrovsky said.
“This is exactly what we know is the type of research, and this public knowledge, the Wuwan Institute of Virology has been doing in recent years,” Petrovsky said.
China, meanwhile, has strongly denied that the virus was man-made or linked to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the New York Times Post reported.
Petrovsky then described the work his team had done in researching the virus.
“We were trying to study the virus and we found this unusual feature that was highly adapted to infect humans from the first episode and it does not fit into the general picture of the epidemic virus,” he said. The World Health Organization (WHO) team found no evidence that COVID-1 virus, which originated in China, had leaked from the Wuhan laboratory.
Although the team was closely monitored by Chinese authorities during the investigation, one of its members reported to the British News Agency that China had refused to transfer key data from the initial outbreak, the New York Times Post reported.
This week, the Biden administration pushed China for further investigation into possible leaks from the Wuhan laboratory.
However, Chinese state media denied that COVID-1 was there, saying it was a “conspiracy by US intelligence agencies,” the New York Times Post reported. (ANI)