Wuhan lab was performing coronavirus experiments on bats from the caves where the disease is believed to have originated – with a £3m grant from the US
- Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on bats
- They were captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan
- Sequencing of the Covid-19 genome has traced it to bats from Yunnan’s caves
- Accident at the laboratory in the Chinese city was ‘no longer being discounted’
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The laboratory at the centre of scrutiny over the pandemic has been carrying out research on bats from the cave which scientists believe is the original source of the devastating outbreak.
Documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday show the Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan – funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government.
Sequencing of the Covid-19 genome has traced it to bats found in Yunnan’s caves. (See link for article)
A few points:
- 13 of the first 41 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 did not have any contact with the seafood market
- Chinese Ministers no longer rule out that the virus was spread to humans after leaking from the Wuhan lab
- U.S. group White Coat Waste condemns the U.S. government for spending tax dollars in China
- The group states infected animals may be sold to wet markets for consumption once experiments are finished
- A U.S. congressman states our government has been funding dangerous and cruel animals experiments at the Wuhan institute for years