According to a U. S. Intelligence report three scientists from Wuhan lab were hospitalised just before the spread of COVID-19 virus. Wuhan lab is the one which is said to be the spreader of COVID-19 virus. Many theories in the starting had claimed that the virus had spread some Wuhan’s military lab.
In a recent article in WSJ it had claimed that in a previously undisclosed report from US Intelligence three staffs working at Wuhan Institute of Virology were admitted in hospital just before the outbreak of COVID-19 virus.
This undisclosed Intelligence report has once again made a urge to carry out an investigation of the Wuhan lab. Well before this a team from WHO ad visited the Wuhan lab and investigated. But people to know that they didn’t carry that sincerely.
Details if this report go back to those final days of Donald Trump. Which issued a fact sheet in which it claimed that researchers from a lab of center for the study of coronaviruses and other pathogens became sick in autumn 2019. With similar symptoms of Corona Virus or Chinese Virus and seasonal illness.
The number of the researchers affected and their timing of the infection and hospital visit came on the eve of meeting of World Health Organization and Decision making body.
What does Officials say about the Fact Sheet
Current and former officials familiar with the intelligence about the lab researchers expressed differing views about the strength of the supporting evidence for the assessment. One person said that it was provided by an international partner and was potentially significant . But still in need of further investigation and additional corroboration.
Another person described the intelligence as stronger. “The information that we had coming from the various sources was of exquisite quality. It was very precise. What it didn’t tell you was exactly why they got sick,” he said, referring to the researchers.
November 2019 is roughly when many epidemiologists and virologists believe SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the pandemic. First began circulating around the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Where Beijing says the first case was of a man who fell I’ll on Dec 8 2019.
The Wuhan lab has not shared an raw data , safety logs and experiment results of Corona Virus in bats. Which is considered the source of origin of the virus.
China has repeatedly denied that the virus escaped from one of its labs. On Sunday, China’s foreign ministry cited a WHO-led team’s conclusion, after a visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, or WIV, in February. That a lab leak was extremely unlikely. “The U.S. continues to hype the lab leak theory,” the foreign ministry said in response to a request for comment by The Wall Street Journal. “Is it actually concerned about tracing the source or trying to divert attention?”
The Biden administration declined to comment on the intelligence but said that all technically credible theories on the origin of the pandemic should be investigated by the WHO and international experts.
“We continue to have serious questions about the earliest days of the Covid-19 pandemic, including its origins within the People’s Republic of China,” said a spokeswoman for National Security Counsel.
We’re not going to make pronouncements that prejudge an ongoing WHO study into the source of SARS-CoV-2,” the spokeswoman said. “As a matter of policy we never comment on intelligence issues” .
Beijing say it was originated outside of China not in Wuhan lab
China had also asserted that the Virus could have originated outside China. And in one of the Fort Desk Military lab in Maryland. And had called WHO to investigate early in the Covid outbreaks in other countries.
Most scientists say they have seen nothing to corroborate the idea that the virus came from a U.S. military lab, and the White House has said there are no credible reasons to investigate it.
China’s National Health Commission and the WIV didn’t respond to requests for comment. Shi Zhengli, the top bat coronavirus expert at WIV, has said that the virus didn’t leak from her lab.
She told the WHO-led team that traveled to Wuhan earlier this year to investigate the origins of the virus that all staff had tested negative for Covid-19 antibodies and there had been no turnover of staff on the coronavirus team.
Marion Koopmans, a Dutch virologist on that team told NBC News in March that some WIV staff did fall sick in the autumn of 2019, but she attributed that to regular, seasonal sickness.
“There were occasional illnesses because that’s normal. There was nothing that stood out,” she said. “Maybe one or two. It’s certainly not a big issue.
It isn’t unusual for people in China to go straight to the hospital when they fall sick, either because they get better care there or lack access to a general practitioner. Covid-19 and the flu, while very different illnesses, share some of the same symptoms, such as fever, aches and a cough. Still, it could be significant if members of the same team working with coronaviruses went to hospital with similar symptoms shortly before the pandemic was first identified.
How come all there were affected from Flu in the same week ?
David Asher, a former U.S. official who led a State Department task force on the origins of the virus for then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, told a Hudson Institute seminar in March that he doubted that the lab researchers became sick due to ordinary flu.
I’m very doubtful that three people in highly protected circumstances in a level three laboratory working on coronaviruses would all get sick with influenza that put them in the hospital or in severe conditions all in the same week, and it didn’t have anything to do with the coronavirus,” he said, adding that the researchers’ illness may represent “the first known cluster” of Covid-19 cases.
Long characterized by skeptics as a conspiracy theory, the hypothesis that the pandemic could have begun with a lab accident have attracted more scientists which claims that the virus was spread from the Wuhan Lab.