A Chinese virologist told about the impossibility of synthesizing the coronavirus
Humanity does not yet have enough knowledge to artificially reproduce in laboratory conditions a virus that would be similar in its characteristics to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, according to Etoday, with reference to the head of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Yuan Zhiming.
"There are now a large number of publications on this topic in scientific publications. Based on my knowledge of Virology, if we talk about an artificial synthesis of such a virus, there is now no evidence indicating that the virus was created artificially," Zhimin said.
According to him, many of his fellow scientists agree that if such a virus was synthesized in the laboratory, its creators would have superior knowledge to ordinary people.
"Therefore, I will never believe that humanity already has sufficient knowledge to recreate such a virus," the virologist added.
On April 19, the chief infectious disease specialist of the United States, Anthony Fauci, criticized the version about the possible artificial origin of the coronavirus. He stressed that the mutations that were required to get the virus are fully consistent with the animal-to-human transmission.
Recently, the American media has been actively replicating the version that the coronavirus pandemic occurred during the leak of SARS-COV-2 from a laboratory in Wuhan, China.
April 17, 2008, Nobel prize winner, French virologist Luc Montagnier said that the coronavirus has a laboratory origin, as it contains HIV particles.