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US Republican Representative from Washington Cathy McMorris Rodgers (L) speaks at a House Republican forum titled "Led By Science: The Covid-19 Origin Story." with California Representative Devin Nunes (2nd L), Texas Representative Michael McCaul (2nd R) and Wisconsin Representative Mike Gallagher on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (AFP)

Amid efforts to probe Covid origins, Republicans push report claiming lab leak

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 06:44 PM IST
The report also cited "ample evidence" that Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) scientists - aided by US experts and Chinese and US government funds - were working to modify coronaviruses to infect humans and such manipulation could be hidden.
There have been calls to investigate the Wuhan Institute of Virology to know about the origin of Covid-19.(Reuters File Photo)
There have been calls to investigate the Wuhan Institute of Virology to know about the origin of Covid-19.(Reuters File Photo)

Covid-19 origin: 'Go to Fort Detrick lab in US', China tells WHO

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The WHO said earlier this month that a second stage of the international probe should include audits of Chinese labs, amid increasing pressure from the United States for an investigation into Covid-19 origin. China's vice health minister Zeng Yixin said that he was "extremely surprised" by the plan.
China watchers have suggested that none other than the US is at the receiving end of Xi’s anger, for pushing issues of virus origin (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)(AP)
China watchers have suggested that none other than the US is at the receiving end of Xi’s anger, for pushing issues of virus origin (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)(AP)

China urges nations to construct a ‘great wall' against Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2021 04:42 PM IST
  • China has been facing intense scrutiny from the international community for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Danielle Anderson, a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, in Melbourne, Australia.(Bloomberg)
Danielle Anderson, a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne's Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, in Melbourne, Australia.(Bloomberg)

Wuhan lab scientist says no virus was made to infect people. Explains why

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2021 11:11 PM IST
An expert in bat-borne viruses, Anderson is the only foreign scientist to have undertaken research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s BSL-4 lab, the first in mainland China equipped to handle the planet’s deadliest pathogens.
Security personnel keep watch outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology.(Reuters)
Security personnel keep watch outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology.(Reuters)

Wuhan lab nominated for top science award in China amid virus leak suspicion

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2021 09:53 PM IST
  • The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been nominated for conducting "the most comprehensive and systematic identification research on the aetiology of Covid-19."
The western media has turned full circle from calling Wuhan lab virus leak theory a Trumpian conspiracy against rising China in April 2020 to now hotly debating a real possibility of the Sars-CoV-2 virus escaping the virology institute.(AFP File Photo)
The western media has turned full circle from calling Wuhan lab virus leak theory a Trumpian conspiracy against rising China in April 2020 to now hotly debating a real possibility of the Sars-CoV-2 virus escaping the virology institute.(AFP File Photo)

Covid-19 origin: China's top virologist Shi Zhengli denies lab leak theory

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 10:40 AM IST
US President Joe Biden last month ordered intelligence agencies to investigate the origin of the pandemic, including the lab leak theory.
The Wall Street Journal reported last month that US intelligence indicates three researchers from the Wuhan lab became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care. (REUTERS PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)
The Wall Street Journal reported last month that US intelligence indicates three researchers from the Wuhan lab became sick enough in November 2019 that they sought hospital care. (REUTERS PHOTO.)(HT_PRINT)

What the world wants China to disclose in Wuhan lab leak probe

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 02:17 PM IST
  • Chinese officials have repeatedly raised the specter that the virus originated elsewhere in the world, and was brought into the country either through frozen-food imports or even a US military operation.
A Wall Street Journal report quoted last year's study which concluded that the hypothesis that virus was a lab leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.(AFP Photo)
A Wall Street Journal report quoted last year's study which concluded that the hypothesis that virus was a lab leak from Wuhan Institute of Virology.(AFP Photo)

Chinese retaliation against Aussies signal to nations favouring Wuhan lab probe

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 01:45 PM IST
Given the level of economic exposure of US, Japan and EU to China, it will be very difficult for the global community to make Beijing accountable without any retaliation. Australia has already been made an example by China for asking for independent investigations into Covid-19 origins at WHA.
Security personnel outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(Reuters file photo)
Security personnel outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.(Reuters file photo)

US report concluded Covid-19 may have leaked from Wuhan lab: Report

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 08:00 AM IST
The study was prepared in May 2020 by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and was referred by the State Department when it conducted an inquiry into the Covid-19 pandemic's origins.
Security personnel outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Reuters)
Security personnel outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the World Health Organization (WHO) team, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Reuters)

Covid-19 origins: Here's why the Wuhan 'lab leak' theory is back in news

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 01:54 PM IST
However, some new developments put forward by media outlets in the US—White House-led investigation efforts and statements by President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci—have brought the idea back into consideration.
Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology. (REUTERS)
Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology. (REUTERS)

Indian ‘seeker’ among sleuths who raised heat on lab theory

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 02:03 AM IST
  • A group called Drastic began looking into clues from scientific data soon after the pandemic began
Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on China to release the medical records of nine Wuhan lab workers.(Bloomberg)
Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on China to release the medical records of nine Wuhan lab workers.(Bloomberg)

Anthony Fauci calls on China to release medical records of Wuhan lab workers

Reuters |
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 09:42 AM IST
Top U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has called on China to release the medical records of nine people whose ailments might provide vital clues into whether COVID-19 first emerged as the result of a lab leak, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
UNDER SURVEILLANCE: The western media has turned full circle from calling Wuhan lab virus leak theory a Trumpian conspiracy against rising China in April 2020 to now hotly debating a real possibility of the SARS-COV-2 virus escaping the virology institute and devastating the world, in both human and economic terms.(Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
UNDER SURVEILLANCE: The western media has turned full circle from calling Wuhan lab virus leak theory a Trumpian conspiracy against rising China in April 2020 to now hotly debating a real possibility of the SARS-COV-2 virus escaping the virology institute and devastating the world, in both human and economic terms.(Johannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

China must hand over the keys to Wuhan lab for Covid-19 origins and global good

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 08:00 AM IST
The animal ‘spillover’ is like buying a winning lottery ticket in a very big lottery. A very rare event for any single person, but still, it happens (only in this case, it’s a big loss and not a big win). The lab-leak is akin to rigging the lottery.
There is more information to support the theory that SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a lab in China’s Wuhan province, said Scott Gottlieb, a commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in the Trump administration. (Representational photo)
There is more information to support the theory that SARS-CoV-2 virus may have escaped from a lab in China’s Wuhan province, said Scott Gottlieb, a commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in the Trump administration. (Representational photo)

'There's going to be Covid-26 and Covid-32 unless...': Experts warn

By Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi'
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 01:02 PM IST
They say cooperation of the Chinese government in the investigation will go a long way in preventing a similar pandemic in the future.
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo said those at the Wuhan lab were engaged in "efforts connected to the People's Liberation Army", according to a report.(Reuters)
Former secretary of state Mike Pompeo said those at the Wuhan lab were engaged in "efforts connected to the People's Liberation Army", according to a report.(Reuters)

Covid-19 origin: 'Wuhan lab was engaged in military activity...' says Pompeo

ANI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 05:55 AM IST
Covid-19 origin: China is coming under increasing pressure over probe into the origins of the Covid-19, even as scientists are demanding more clarity to go into the roots of the global pandemic.
Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, have promoted the theory that the virus emerged from a laboratory accident rather than naturally through human contact with an infected animal in China.(Reuters representative image)
Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, have promoted the theory that the virus emerged from a laboratory accident rather than naturally through human contact with an infected animal in China.(Reuters representative image)

US, Britain seek WHO look deep into Covid-19 origins in China

AP | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 11:13 PM IST
The statement — coming in the middle of the WHO's annual assembly in Geneva — demanded access for independent experts to “complete, original data and samples” relevant to the source of the virus and early stages of the outbreak.
“The report that you mentioned about three people getting sick, that is not true,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular briefing Monday in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)(AP)
“The report that you mentioned about three people getting sick, that is not true,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular briefing Monday in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)(AP)

China accuses US of hyping theory Coronavirus escaped from lab in Wuhan

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 02:58 PM IST
  • China has sought to frame the claims as conspiracy theories created to divert attention from the US government’s own handling of the coronavirus, and suggested that the Fort Detrick military base in Maryland should be investigated.
Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the WHO team tasked with investigating the origins of Covid-19, in Wuhan.(Reuters File Photo)
Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology during the visit by the WHO team tasked with investigating the origins of Covid-19, in Wuhan.(Reuters File Photo)

WHA under lens as demand for fuller probe into China link to Covid-19 grows

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 24, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The World Health Assembly may also consider a global pandemic treaty to plug the gaps found by the three reports and make it legally binding on nations to prevent any future pandemic outbreak.
The original strain of coronavirus was detected in China’s Wuhan province in December 2019.(AP)
The original strain of coronavirus was detected in China’s Wuhan province in December 2019.(AP)

China to build bio labs amid questions over Wuhan lab’s role in Covid origin

PTI | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 07:08 AM IST
The novel coronavirus emerged at China’s central Wuhan city in December 2019 and became a pandemic, upending life across the globe.
Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan says she has scientific proof that Sars-CoV-2 is man-made.(Loose Women/YouTube)
Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan says she has scientific proof that Sars-CoV-2 is man-made.(Loose Women/YouTube)

‘Covid-19 made in Wuhan lab controlled by China govt’, claims virologist, offers evidence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Dr Li-Meng Yan fled to the United States over safety concerns. Appearing on a show from a secret location, the virologist claimed she will soon publish her findings.
More than 14,400 inmates have been infected and some 215 have died, said Marshall Project, a non-partisan news organisation.(AP)
More than 14,400 inmates have been infected and some 215 have died, said Marshall Project, a non-partisan news organisation.(AP)

Coronavirus origin: Mike Pompeo points at Wuhan lab

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:31 AM IST
Pompeo stopped short of saying the virus was man-made, saying that he agreed with a report by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that ruled out genetic modification.
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