(ORDO NEWS) — There is enough information on the Web that the Covid-19 strain was created in a Chinese laboratory, which could be located at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Representatives of the institution answered all the allegations.
According to information from the institute, their specialists conducted a clinical trial of the virus on December 30.
Then the pathogen was studied, in which a completely new virus SARS-CoV-2 was found. Until December 30, the institute did not possess any data on the strain, had never seen it, had not studied it, and had not stored it. This was stated by Dr. Wang Yenyi in an interview with CGTN.
The genome of the coronavirus was 96.2% identical to that found in bats. However, this does not say anything about the origin of the strain.
According to the expert, the virus includes 30 thousand different bases. 3.8% is more than 1,100 nuclides, the modification of which would take a lot of time. Approximately 50 years would have gone into the conversion of the virus into SARS-CoV-2.
Earlier, the institute told the world about the differences in coronavirus genes. People immediately decided that the institution kept samples of the strain, and then accidentally released them. In fact, this has nothing to do with reality.
Another version says that Covid-19 came from animals. This theory also does not have any evidence, since viruses resembling SARS-CoV-2 have not yet been found. Scientists need to combine efforts to clarify the truth, the virologist noted.
Thus, we are all at a standstill. The virus was not developed in the laboratory and did not migrate from bats. Its origin is still a mystery.
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