The Wall Street Journal Researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virginology were hospitalized after falling "with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illnesses" in November 2019, previously undisclosed USA intelligence.
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Scientists have yet to find conclusive evidence that the virus comes from animals, he said.
USA officials say that unless China allows more access to records and people, they may never get to the bottom of it.
The director of the Wuhan National Biosafety Lab, which is part of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, issued a strong denial of the report on Monday. He said the assessment by the WHO team wasn't extensive enough, therefore, the claims around a lab leak remain limited to circumstantial evidence and yet, scientists around the world continue to demand another investigation.
Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry, on Monday refuted the report and accused the USA of "hyping up the lab leak theory". It also said the idea that the virus may have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology "extremely unlikely".
Released five years ahead the Covid-19 outbreak, it nails Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronaviruses as a "new era of genetic weapons" that can be "artificially manipulated into an emerging human edisease virus, then weaponised and unleashed in a way never seen before". China's "history of research lab leaks" resulting in infections; 2. multiple "warnings from USA diplomats in China as early as 2017 that the Wuhan laboratory was conducting risky research on coronaviruses without following necessary safety protocols" that risked a potential outbreak; 3.
Significantly, Zhao quoted Peter Daszak, Member of the World Health Organization experts' team, praising the cooperation extended by WIV to the joint study group. He noted that researchers were tested and there was no evidence found of Covid antibodies, and said the lab was "very well run".
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There was no official word on how many may have been killed amid the scramble to flee the city late Saturday. Power was already cut in large parts of the city when hundreds of residents began leaving their homes.
"It's not a complete abandonment of that hypothesis", Dazak said.
"Many of us feel that it is more likely that this is a natural occurrence, as has happened before", Fauci told reporters Tuesday.
Current information reinforces the belief that the virus is most likely naturally occurring from animal-human contact, sources said.
Chinese authorities, as expected, rejected this theory.
Dr Fauci even called for an open investigation into the origin of the deadly virus.
Fox News said that Donald Trump administration officials and Republicans have long argued there is a high chance Covid-19 was the result of a lab leak in China. According to the report, several researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell seriously ill and were hospitalized in November 2019.
She said the USA government was working with the World Health Organization to have experts investigated the origins of the pandemic, "without interference or politicization". "What we do share, everyone in this country, is a desire to know how this started, where it started, and prevent it from ever happening again".