A study has found that the coronavirus has been transported to an animal market in Wuhan, China by someone already infected.
“Publicly available genetic data does not indicate the spread of viral cross species in the market,”
Said Alina Chan, a molecular biologist and Shing Jan, an evolutionary biologist Sunday Mail Announced.
Both said in their paper that they were surprised to find that the coronavirus had already been “embraced before human transmission.”
But all the means of human transmission for animals – including bats – need to be explored, they said.
“A non-genetically engineered precursor should be considered to be suitable for humans when studying in a laboratory,” the statement said.
It was written by scientists Chan and Ben Deverman and John from the University of British Columbia at the Broad Institute, a research facility affiliated with the Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This development adds to the growing criticism that the Chinese ruling Communist Party has underestimated the magnitude of the outbreak and failed to report the exact number of viruses in the country.
“There are many things we need to know about COVID-19,” said British MP Bob Seeley. “We need to know where this virus originated and why we were told there was no human spread at one time. What is the role of the Communist Party of China?”
President Trump, who erupted in Beijing because of a lack of transparency in responding to the epidemic, has said the coronavirus virus has started in the Wuhan laboratory.
The US intelligence community, which has decided that the virus is “not man-made or genetically modified,” is investigating where the outbreak first occurred.