New Delhi : An Indian scientific couple is working with netizens globally and have discovered some compelling evidence to support the hypothesis that the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) originated in a laboratory. Wuhan is widely reported as the seafood market in China.
Pune-based scientific couple, Dr. Rahul Pahmer and Dr. Monali Rahalkar, said their theory, which was initially dismissed as a conspiracy after US President Joe Biden ordered an investigation, has again attracted global attention. .
Talking about his research, Dr Rahalkar said that he does not know if the virus leaked, but it is a strong hypothesis as our research points to a possible laboratory leak.
“We started our research in April 2020. We found that SARS-CoV-2, a relative of RATG13, a coronavirus, was collected by the Wuhan Institute of Virology from a mine in Mojiang, Yunnan Province, South China. We also found that there were bats in the mine and six miners hired to clean the feces were infected with pneumonia-like disease.”
“The Wuhan Institute of Virology and other laboratories in Wuhan are conducting experiments on the virus, and there is a suspicion that they may have made some changes in the genome of the virus, and it may be possible that the current virus was invented. In the process , “They said. added.
Dr Bahulikar explained that when he published his first pre-print, he was contacted by a Twitter user SEEKER, who is part of a group called DRASTIC, to find evidence to support the laboratory leak theory hypothesis. working on a common goal.
“SEEKER specializes in finding hidden research material. He shared a thesis in Chinese, which described in detail serious illness in miners. Their symptoms were similar to those of COVID-19 infection. Their CT scans were compared to COVID- 19. The parents were also examined. And it turned out that they were almost identical,” Dr. Bahulikar said.
Adding to Polymer’s statement, Dr Rahalkar said that the theory about the spread of COVID-19 from the Yunnan mine does not stand out as there are no cases in Yunnan.
“The second theory is that there is no evidence that the virus spread from bats to someone and later from a market. Also, the structure of the virus is such that it is not able to infect humans.” was ready, and this indicates that it must have come from a laboratory,” she said.
The scientists also alleged that the World Health Organization (WHO) did not conduct enough research to investigate the possible laboratory leak theory.
“We are demanding a proper investigation of the theory. We have written three papers to the WHO, which were published in international publications. The WHO has done very limited research on the theory that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory. Now, The US President has also said that the matter should be investigated within 90 days and India has also supported this notion.