New Delhi: A husband-wife duo of Indian scientists have exposed China’s role in creating the Covid-19 virus in a Wuhan laboratory and spreading the coronavirus pandemic all over the world.
The coronavirus originated from a lab in Wuhan, not an animal market or from a fish, as China tells the world. This has been claimed by the Indian scientist couple who are part of a global group that is trying to gather concrete evidence about the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.
Pune-based scientist couple Dr. Rahul Bahulikar and Dr. Monali Rahalkar said that strong evidence has been found in favour of the theory that the coronavirus was created in China’s Wuhan lab.
Their arguments were initially rejected
Both of them had made similar claim earlier but their arguments were then dismissed as a conspiracy. Now that US President Joe Biden has ordered an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic, once again this matter has come into the limelight.
Regarding his research, Dr. Rahalkar said that he cannot say with certainty that the virus was leaked from the lab, but there is strong evidence in favor of this possibility.
Wuhan lab collected virus from Yannai mine
“We started our research in April last year. We found that the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) collected the SARS-CoV-2 family coronavirus RATG12 from a mineshaft located in Mojiang, south China’s Yannan province,” Dr. Rahalkar said.
Workers cleaning mineshafts fell ill
“We also discovered that six laborers were sent to clean the mineshaft where there was a terror of bats. These laborers were suffering from a disease similar to pneumonia,” Dr. Rahalkar said.
Suspicion of changes to the virus’s genome in Wuhan lab
He said that WIV and other labs in Wuhan were conducting experiments on the virus and suspected that they had made some changes in the genome of the corona virus. It may be that the current corona virus originated during this process.
Twitter user named Sikar contacted
Dr. Bahulikar said that before his research study was published in print, he was contacted by a Twitter user named Sikar, who was part of a group called Drastic. This is a group of people from all over the world connected on the Internet who are trying to gather concrete evidence about the origin of the corona virus.
Virus unlikely to spread from bats
Continuing Dr. Bahulikar’s point of view, Dr. Rahalkar said that it is unlikely that the coronavirus spread from Yannan province, as its cases were not found in Yannan.
“There is also no evidence in favor of the possibility that the coronavirus first came from bats to humans and then spread from fish markets. Apart from this, the structure of the virus is such that it infects humans immediately and this indicates that it must have come from a lab,” he said.
Questions raised over WHO investigation
They also allege that the World Health Organization (WHO) did not do enough research to investigate the possibility of the coronavirus leaking from the lab. He said that he is demanding an inquiry into this possibility and has also written three letters to the WHO in this regard.