US put forward a version of the "zero patient" with coronavirus in Wuhan
The first infected with coronavirus in Chinese Wuhan, the city that became the epicenter of the disease, was an employee of the laboratory of the Institute of Virology.
According to Fox News, the creation of COVID-19 was part of a demonstration to Washington that in China they are able to fight viruses more productively than in the United States.
According to the sources, COVID-19 was not created as a biological weapon in the Wuhan laboratory - China has demonstrated that it is superior to the United States in detecting and combating viruses. One source called the creation of coronavirus "the most expensive government cover of all time."
Sources claim that during the laboratory tests, the employee was infected by a bat, and after the virus spread throughout the city. We may recall that earlier the version was put forward that bats from the local market became the carrier of the virus, however, these animals were never sold in Wuhan.
Information previously appeared in the media that officials from the American embassy in January 2018 declared inadequate security in the laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and the study of coronavirus in bats was called risky.
At the same time, in the same year, a breakthrough study of young Wuhan scientists was discussed . Xinhua wrote about a work in which employees of the Wuhan Institute of Virology studied the immune mechanisms of bats, allowing them to be carriers of viruses for a long time, but not to hurt themselves. The publication reported that in April 2018, an article by 35-year-old Wuhan scientist Zhou Peng was published on the website of the scientific journal Nature, which talked about the results of studies in which coronavirus was detected in the body of bats. Note that we are talking about discovery, and not about creation. In the results of studies, coronavirus was called the causative agent of a deadly epidemic - but not pneumonia in humans, but diarrhea in piglets.
- We can proudly say that in studies of the immune mechanisms of bats that allow them to be carriers of viruses for a long time and not be ill themselves, we are among the world leaders. It is hoped that bats that carry viruses without illness will teach people how to resist viruses, Zhou Peng said.
As for the “zero patient,” the question of its appearance was also asked by the Chinese side to Washington. In the PRC, it is believed that the virus could enter the country precisely from the United States - through the American military.
- When did the “zero” patient appear in the USA? How many people are infected? Which hospitals were they hospitalized for? It was probably the US military who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be honest! - urged the deputy head of the information department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhao Linjian to release data on coronavirus infected in the United States.
How exactly the military brought the coronavirus to China, the representative of the Chinese department does not specify, but Washington does not answer the questions posed.
Earlier, according to the official version, the first sick person was a Chinese citizen, a 55-year-old resident of Hubei Province. He was diagnosed with coronavirus last November. After that, doctors registered the disease in eight more patients. However, none of them was called a “null” patient.
To date, the number of infected COVID-19 has reached 1 968 958 people. Coronavirus claimed the lives of 126,948 patients.