Coronavirus DID leak from a Wuhan lab, Australian China expert claims, as he details why wildlife wet market theory ‘doesn’t stack up’ and accuses Beijing of a cover-up
- Chinese scientists published paper saying the market doesn’t even sell the bats
- Wuhan Institute of Virology believed to be the ‘only plausible source’ of the virus
- Index case believed to be a female employee of the BSL-4 lab – now disappeared
- Cell phone data analysis allegedly shows the lab suddenly shut down in October
- Medical and scientific community increasingly suspicious of the Wuhan lab
- Inserted sequence of nucleotides in the RNA strand ‘could not be a mutation
‘The argument that the coronavirus emerged from the South China Seafood market just no longer stacks up,’ Professor Clive Hamilton told Sky News on Sunday night.
Professor Hamilton said the earliest cases of COVID-19 were in people who had no contact with the Wuhan wet market, which was first blamed for the outbreak.
The short paper from February 6 was written by scientists Botao Xiao and Lei Xiao, both from Wuhan universities, and was called ‘The possible origins of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus’.
The paper noted the bats that carry the suspected virus live in habitat 900km from the seafood market, the bats are not eaten by Wuhan residents, and that ‘no bat was traded in the market’.
UK-based medical teacher Dr John Campbell, who provides daily evidence-based updates on the coronavirus pandemic on YouTube, said there doesn’t seem to have been an intermediary species between bats and humans after all.
‘People thought it was pangolins at first but that doesn’t seem to be bearing out,’ he said on May 1.
Dr Campbell noted it was a large coincidence that the pandemic originated so close to the Wuhan Virology Institute and said scientists may have been conducting animal research on the coronavirus and one of the lab workers may have sold some animals to the nearby Wuhan wet market.
US-based pathologist Chris Martenson said a suspicious sequence of nucleotides in the RNA coding of the Sars-Cov-2 coronavirus appear to have been inserted as they do not occur in any of the close or even distantly related viruses.
Even more suspicious, the nucleotide sequence appears right at a point in the RNA sequence called a furin cleavage site, a place where the enzyme furin can precisely cut proteins, he said.
‘None of the closest (viral) or even distant relatives have this site,’ he said in a YouTube analysis. ‘Those that do only have 40 percent of the same genome.’
Dr Martenson explained on his Peak Prosperity YouTube channel that the insert is not likely to be the result of a natural mutation as mutations usually change by one random nucleotide at a time, not the sudden appearance of a whole new sequence.
An analysis of private cellphone location data has also allegedly shown that the Wuhan Institute of Virology shut down from October 7 to October 24, and this may indicate a ‘hazardous event’ sometime between October 6 and October 11.