Former MI6 chief claims coronavirus origins can be traced back to Chinese lab

A former MI6 chief said he believes the origins of the coronavirus pandemic can be traced to the virus that accidentally escapes from a Chinese laboratory.

Sir Richard Dearlove, who spent 38 years in the British intelligence service, said he had seen a new scientific report suggesting the virus was designed by Chinese scientists.

Experts generally agree that the virus originated in animals before it was transmitted to humans.

Sir Richard, who was head of MI6 between 1999 and 2004, when he was known as C, said a scientific paper published this week by a Norwegian-British research team suggested that key elements were “introduced into the genetic sequence of the virus” “and may not have evolved naturally.

The Daily Telegraph reported that in the study, conducted by Professor Angus Dalgleish of the University of London’s St George’s Hospital and Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen, the scientists found “inserted sections on the SARS-CoV-2 Spike surface” that could explain how the virus binds to human cells.

Click here for the latest news about the coronavirus pandemic



Speaking on the Daily Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast, Sir Richard suggested that scientists may have been experimenting with bat coronaviruses when Covid-19 escaped.

He also raised the prospect that China might pay for the global damage caused by the pandemic.

“I really think this started as an accident,” said Sir Richard.



Former MI6 chief claims coronavirus origins can be traced back to Chinese lab

“(The study is) a very important contribution to a debate now beginning on how the virus developed and how it broke out and broke out like a pandemic.

“It begs the question, if China ever recognizes responsibility, does it pay reparations?”

The Daily Telegraph reported that the peer-reviewed article has been rewritten several times because some scientists got rid of the original conclusions.

An earlier version of the study, seen by the newspaper, claimed “to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt that the Covid-19 virus was developed.”

Further analysis of the study, to be released in the coming days, allegedly claims that the Covid-19 virus has “unique fingerprints” that indicate “targeted manipulation” by humans.

“As this debate about the virus develops, I think all of this material will come into print and embarrass some people,” said Sir Richard.



Former MI6 chief claims coronavirus origins can be traced back to Chinese lab


Former MI6 chief claims coronavirus origins can be traced back to Chinese lab

The newspaper also reportedly warned that current vaccination efforts are doomed because the cause of the virus has been misunderstood.

The researchers are trying to solve this problem by developing their own vaccine, the newspaper said.

Experts generally agree that the virus originated in animals before it was transmitted to humans.

However, Professor David Robertson of the University of Glasgow told the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee last month that there was “really no evidence” that the virus was caused by humans.

“I don’t think we’re smart enough to have designed this virus – it’s far too unique,” he said.

“There really is no evidence for this. We can all enjoy a conspiracy theory, but you must have evidence. “

.

About the Author: TEAM BEPINKU.COM

We share trending news and latest information on Business, Technology, Entertainment, Politics, Sports, Automobiles, Education, Jobs, Health, Lifestyle, Travel and more. That's our work. We are a team led by Mahammad Sakil Ansari.
Menu