Two European scientists have claimed that the pandemic-causing SARS-CoV-2 was artificially created in a laboratory by Chinese scientists, who later covered their tracks by reverse engineering virus to give it an appearance of a natural pathogen.
Scientists also in their study stated “deliberate destruction, concealment or containment” of data at Chinese labs and notes silencing and disappearance of scientists in China who spoke out about such activities.
In a 22-page research paper, British professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Birger Sorensen said they found “unique fingerprints” in Covid-19 samples that could only come from “manipulation in a laboratory”, according to an exclusive report in the UK newspaper Daily Mail.
Dalgleish and Sorensen argued that the Covid-19 virus had “no natural ancestor” and was crafted by the Chinese scientists working on a “Gain of Function” project in a Wuhan laboratory.
It is to be noted Gain of function projects, which involve tweaking a natural virus to make them more infectious, was outlawed by US president Barack Obama.
In the paper, the scientists wrote that a natural virus pandemic would be expected to mutate gradually and become infectious but less pathogenic, which did not happen in the case of Covid-19.
They claimed after the pandemic began, Chinese scientists took samples of the Covid-19 virus and ‘retro-engineered’ it, but they found making it appear as if it had evolved naturally.
The sensational claim by the European duo comes at a time when global demand for a repeat investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 is gaining ground.
The first such probe by the World Health Organisation remained inconclusive.
It should be noted earlier this week, US President Joe Biden also asked the intelligence community to redouble their efforts to probe the virus’s origin and sought a report within 90 days.
The research paper is not available in the public domain as it is yet to be published. It is expected to appear in the Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery .
British professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr Birger Sørensen have joined the growing number of people claiming that Covid-19 didn’t originate from bats, as initially thought.
They believe that the virus was created by China, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology from where it leaked.
That theory was widely dismissed in 2020, both by China and the World Health Organization (WHO), but is slowly gaining credibility.
Professor Dalgleish is currently serving as a professor of oncology at St George’s Hospital Medical School in London.
A graduate of University College London, Dalgleish is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of the UK and Australia, Royal College of Pathologists and The Academy of Medical Scientists. According to Cancer Centre London, Dalgleish has an interest in how viruses cause cancer, on which he has done research.
Dalgleish is also the co-founder of Onyvax, a pharmaceutical that makes vaccines for common tumours.
“He currently sits on eight editorial boards, is the author or co-author of peer-reviewed scientific papers and over 70 chapters in medical books. He is also the co-editor of five medical books,”