Coronavirus conspiracy? Covid-19 was ‘adapted to infect humans’ shock claim
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, a top vaccine researcher who led the Australian team, said the pathogen was “not typical of a normal zoonotic [animal to human] infection” because it presented the “exceptional” ability to access human bodies from day one. He said the virus could have been transmitted by an animal in “a freak event of nature,” but the theory that it had originated in a laboratory should not be dismissed.
Prof Petrovsky is professor of medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide and leads a biotech research unit that will begin human trials for a coronavirus vaccine next month.
“I haven’t seen a zoonotic virus that has behaved in this way before,” he said.
Speaking to The Mail on Sunday he said new viruses being transmitted by animals usually strengthen as they accommodate to human hosts.
However, for unknown reasons, the novel coronavirus appears perfectly prepared to infect humans without the need to adapt.
He said the most similar known viruses are being investigated in a laboratory in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the virus was first found to have infected humans. He indicated that the possibility of a leak should not be ruled out in the investigation into its genesis.
“The implications may not be good for scientists or global politics, but just because the answers might cause problems, we can’t run away from them,” he added.
“There is currently no evidence of a leak but enough circumstantial data to concern us. It remains a possibility until it is ruled out.” READ MORE ...
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