Wuhan lab leak hypothesis “flawed”, says WHO investigator

A “-leak hypothesis” about the origin of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) flawed, said Dominic Dwyer, a at the University of Sydney, in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald.

The flaw, he said, that no evidence shows that the Wuhan Institute of Virology had SARS-CoV-2 the pandemic.

“The laboratory leak, for that to the origin … meant they must have had the virus to begin with, and don’ have evidence of that,” said Dwyer, was also a of the World Health Organisation (WHO) team sent to China in January.

As a “pretty prominent research institute” working coronaviruses, the Wuhan Institute of Virology had no reason to hide anything if they did have the virus, said Dwyer.

China appeared open and cooperative with the investigation into COVID-19’s origin, he said.

“All the locations asked about visiting, they let visit. I think they were pretty open.”

The team’s report concluded that a virus jumping from one animal species to another and then to humans was the most likely cause of COVID-19, and deemed a leak “extremely unlikely,” according to Dwyer. (Xinhua/NAN)