A scientist who worked at a research lab in China has claimed that Covid was a man-made virus that leaked from a secure facility, reports said. The scientist went on to say that the virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China and called it the ‘biggest US intelligence failure since 9/11’, reported Britain’s The Sun.
Andrew Huff, who worked for a New York-based non-profit that studied viruses, made the revelations in his book ‘The truth about Wuhan’.
‘Foreign laboratories did not have the adequate control measures in place for ensuring proper biosafety, biosecurity, and risk management, ultimately resulting in the lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,’ Huss said in his book, which was quoted exclusively by The Sun.
Notably, the said lab has been a topic of debate about the origins of the virus. The Chinese government and the lab personnel have, time and again, denied reports that the virus leaked from the lab.
Huff claimed in his book that the ‘pandemic was the result of the US government’s funding of coronaviruses in China’. He added that China’s ‘gain-of-function experiments’ were done with minimal security leading to a leak at the Wuhan lab.
Andrew Huff is a former vice president of EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based non-profit that studies infectious diseases. Notably, the organisation had been studying coronaviruses in bats for more than a decade and received funding from the National Institutes of Health. The group reportedly had close ties to the Wuhan lab. Times Now