COVID-19 was created in a laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan, from where it was later leaked. To such conclusions, according to the publication The hill, came Republicans from the US House of Representatives.
According to the publication, the congressmen conducted their own investigation of the emergence of the coronavirus based on data from open sources and circumstantial evidence. This is the third part of an investigation by the senior Republican Foreign Affairs Committee, Michael McCall, into the origins of the coronavirus.
McCall believes it is time to completely eliminate the seafood market as the source of the outbreak. According to him, the report contains “overwhelming evidence” that the source of infection is the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Exactly what evidence McCall is referring to is not specified.
According to the researchers, the first cases of COVID-19 occurred in August or September 2019, and not in mid-November, as other reports say, during the period when the laboratory was conducting research on “acquisition of function mutations.” McCall claims that the experiments took place “in unsafe conditions.”
In addition, according to the Republicans, during this period, repairs and other various works were carried out in the laboratory. They are said to have occurred in the months before the first cases of COVID-19 appeared.
McCall, in his statements, called on Congress to pass legislation to sanction scientists at the Wuhan laboratory and Chinese Communist Party officials who allegedly hindered the fight against the pandemic.
At the end of July, the founder of the social network VKontakte and the Telegram messenger, Pavel Durov, said that attempts to block fakes about the origin and spread of the coronavirus are doomed to failure. Conspiracy theories only intensify every time moderators remove content related to them, he said.