“Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a Chinese virologist, says the coronavirus was made in a Wuhan laboratory in China.” [Source: uniindia.com]
Dr. Li-Meng Yan is one of growing number of scientists who believe the coronavirus was created in a laboratory. Particularly notably, they include Professor Luc Montagnier, the French scientist who shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Interviewed on the CNews channel in France in April 2020, Montagnier insisted that the virus had been designed by molecular biologists. Stating that it contains genetic elements of HIV, he said its characteristics could not have arisen naturally.
Other scientists have made similar allegations. On 31 January 2020, a research group from India published a paper suggesting that aspects of the virus bore an “uncanny similarity” to HIV. Taken together, the researchers said their findings suggested the virus had an “unconventional evolution” and that further investigation was warranted. While they subsequently retracted their paper, Professor Montagnier said they had been “forced” to do so. Later, in February 2020, a separate research paper published by scientists from South China University of Technology suggested the virus “probably” came from a laboratory in Wuhan, the city where it was first identified.
To read how a team of Australian scientists has produced evidence confirming the coronavirus may indeed have been created in a laboratory, see this article on our website.