Researcher at Wuhan virus lab warned about SARS-like coronavirus outbreak a year before COVID-19 hit

Researcher at Wuhan virus lab warned about SARS-like coronavirus outbreak a year before COVID-19 hit
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[Ed. – And she was silenced. The gun doesn’t get any smokier than this.]

A lead virologist and her team at a Wuhan lab warned of the possibility of SARS-like coronavirus outbreaks in China 11 months before the novel coronavirus epidemic ravaged the city.

The ominous prediction came from a study carried out by Shi Zhengli and her colleagues at the Wuhan Institute of Virology when they stressed the importance of conducting investigations of viruses from bats.

Shi, nicknamed the ‘Bat Woman’, allegedly sequenced the genes of the new coronavirus in three days after the epidemic emerged, but was silenced by her boss.

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COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has killed more than 145,000 people and infected over two million worldwide since the pandemic began in Wuhan last December.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, a £34million institute affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, has become the centre of controversy amid the global crisis.

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