Considering the recent debate coronavirus, the World Health Organization has confirmed that coronavirus is neither man-made nor leaked from Wuhan Virology Labs. The regional director of West Pacific Takeshi Kasai told the media that although it is not possible to identify the exact source of this virus it doesn’t mean that it is made in a laboratory. It is indeed linked with animals.
Previously, WHO and CDC confirmed that the genetic makeup of this new virus is very much similar to the coronavirus in bats. It suggests that this new coronavirus also came from animals to humans.
This statement from WHO’s representative came after U.S. President Trump told the media that the US is conducting an inquiry on whether or not coronavirus was leaked from Wuhan Labs. This lab conducts researches on many viruses including coronavirus i.e. SARS which is a close cousin of the latest coronavirus strain.
Other world leaders have requested China to give more transparent information regarding this virus’ s origin. While Russia has refused to believe that this virus was casually leaked from the lab, it rather believes it was developed through a detailed study.
When this new coronavirus made the headlines, it was first thought that this virus was transmitted from animals to humans. The initial inquiry suggested its clusters to be reported from Huanan Seafood Market, Wuhan.
China is unable to identify the “patient zero” to trace back the origin of the new coronavirus. This is why many countries are suspecting that China is hiding the facts on coronavirus incidence and origin.
Without finding this first patient of coronavirus, called “patient zero”, it is impossible to trace the origin and source of this virus, researchers say.
Previously, WHO also acknowledged this possibility that the virus could have been transmitted through an infected person who visited the Hunan seafood market in Wuhan. The investigations are currently in process which suggests that the earliest cases of coronavirus were dated back to mid of November 2019 and not December 2019.
A couple of days ago, leaked photos and footage from the Wuhan Institute of Virology re-heated the popular conspiracy that the virus is not natural but man-made. This laboratory which is under the heat for the conspiracy theory is linked with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and started its function in 2018.
Another popular conspiracy theory says that this virus, SARS-CoV-2, might be a part of the new biological warfare which the governments are using as a weapon. While others believe that it unintentionally leaked from the laboratory.
All researchers from the virology laboratory have ensured that such negligence from their side is impossible. Earlier this year, Shi Zhengli from the Wuhan Virology labs told to media that she guarantees that this virus has no link with our lab.
The institute has also falsified all claims that the patient zero is actually one of their researchers namely “Huang Yanlin” who has started this global pandemic.
U.S intelligence is reportedly working on an investigation to find the sources of this virus. This investigation was launched in response to the claims that some of the researchers were involved in an experiment that mistakenly leaked the coronavirus, causing a pandemic.
The Chinese government has denied all these assumptions and theories that coronavirus was made or leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab. However, the intelligence agencies of the US are working to find the actual situation and source behind this global pandemic.
U.S media reported that analysts are positive that coronavirus was genetically made by Chinese researchers as a bioweapon tool. But on the other side, the researchers also tell that genome investigation of coronavirus reveals that it is a naturally occurring virus without any genetic modifications.
While the exact sources of this virus are still unknown, the general scientific community believes that SARS-CoV-2 was transmitted to humans from bats. This virus has killed nearly 165,000 people till today leaving 2.4 million people infected worldwide.