24 may 2020
A team of top researchers have now said those looking into the origins of the outbreak should probe the possibility it “leaked” from a science hub in the city of Wuhan.
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, who headed the Australian team, said the virus was not typical of a normal animal-to-human infection as it had the “exceptional” ability to enter our bodies immediately.
And the expert said the “remote” possibility it may have somehow escaped from a testing lab could not be ruled out.
Petrovsky, a professor of medicine at Flinders University in Adelaide, runs a research unit which will start human trials for a vaccine next month.
He told The Mail on Sunday when a new virus crosses over from animals to humans it normally strengthens as it adapts to its new host.
However, for reasons which cannot yet be explained, the new coronavirus seems perfectly adapted to infect humans.
GW: My My we’re all vaxing now. Sad that Petrovsky is actually a vaxer.