Covid born in the laboratory, Fauci calls China and asks for 9 medical records: “Crucial clues”
American infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has called on China to release medical records of nine patients whose ailments could provide crucial clues as to whether Covid-19 has spread for the first time. time from a laboratory. The Financial Times reports it.
“I would like to see the medical records of people who are said to have fallen ill in 2019. Did they really get sick and, if so, what did they get sick from?” Fauci said.
The origin of the virus is heavily disputed, with US intelligence agencies still examining reports that researchers at a Chinese virology laboratory in Wuhan were critically ill in 2019, a month before the first Covid cases were reported. -19.
However, Chinese scientists and officials have consistently rejected the hypothesis of the laboratory leak, stating that the virus could have circulated to other regions before hitting Wuhan and could also have entered China through imported frozen food shipments or the animal trade. wild.
In the article, the Financial Times reports that Fauci continues to believe that the virus was first transmitted to humans through animals, pointing out that even if the lab researchers had Covid-19, they could have contracted the disease by being in contact with the population.
Anthony Fauci, director of the American National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
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