The clash between the United States and China over the origin of Covid continues. The last act concerns the medical records of nine researchers employed in Whuan’s laboratory.
According to reports from the Financial Times, the American infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has called on China to make public the data contained in the medical records of nine patients whose ailments could provide “crucial clues” that Covid-19 first spread from a laboratory.
US intelligence investigates the Whuan lab
“I would like to see 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 with?” Fauci said, as reported by the Financial Times.
The origin of the virus is heavily contested, with US intelligence agencies still examining reports that researchers from a Chinese virology laboratory in Wuhan were seriously ill as early as October 2019, over a month before the reported. first cases of Covid-19.
China rejects all allegations
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 wildlife trade.