British intelligence agencies believe it is “feasible” that the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Chinese research laboratory, as published this Sunday by The Sunday Times, whose source claims that “we may never know the real origin will get to know “of the SARS-CoV-2. The coronavirus has already caused more than 3.5 million deaths worldwide.
If this theory were confirmed, the virus would have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, an end that Beijing strongly denies.
This line of investigation, which the United States takes very seriously, would be supported by the intelligence report released by former US President Donald Trump in one of his final acts as head of the White House, which claims there have been infections among workers in the Wuhan Institute of Virology already in 2019 with a virus similar to SARS-CoV-2, which is causing the current pandemic.
According to The Sunday Times, British intelligence agencies are working with the Americans to investigate the possibility that the Chinese government may have concealed the true origin of the virus.
The source of the Western intelligence agencies consulted by the newspaper admits that Chinese “secrecy” makes it difficult to draw solid conclusions. “There can be gaps in the evidence that leads us in one direction and in the evidence that leads us in another direction (…). The Chinese will definitely lie. I don’t think we will ever do it will find out, “he said.
This theory would mean that the Chinese laboratory would experiment and manipulate a strain of the SARS virus that was accidentally transmitted to the population.
The US President himself, Joe Biden, announced this week his intention to “redouble” efforts to study the laboratory theory and acknowledged that US intelligence had to distinguish between that theory and the theory that suggests animal contagion Wuhan wildlife indicates “split” is market.
In January, a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report on the origin of the coronavirus, stating that the pathogen is of animal origin and that “there is no evidence” that it was transmitted in prior to its discovery in December 2019 Wuhan.
The team arrived in Wuhan City, believed to be the epicenter city of the pandemic, on Jan. 14 and, after a two-week quarantine, visited places such as the Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market, where the first known group of infections emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.