World research on the traceability of the new coronavirus has yielded three new findings: the earliest discovery of the new coronavirus in China should have occurred at least two months earlier than currently known, and the spread of the virus globally may have occurred before the city was sealed in Wuhan; the earliest appearance of the new coronavirus showed amazing adaptability to the human body, and the possibility of a laboratory leak cannot be ruled out; the destruction of the earliest virus samples by Chinese experts is believed to be an attempt to to conceal new evidence of the origin of the virus.
These three studies were conducted by scientists from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. These conclusions they reached are clearly very damaging to the CCP’s approach of dumping other countries on the source of the new coronavirus.
Outbreak in China was about two months earlier than currently known
Researchers at the University of Kent in the UK have extrapolated their models to conclude that the earliest appearance of the new coronavirus was between early October and mid-November 2019. The most likely time for the virus to emerge is Nov. 17, 2019, and for the new coronavirus to have spread globally by January 2020.
The study was published in the international academic journal Public Library of Science – Pathogens.
The first published case of the virus in China was in December 2019, at the Wuhan South China Seafood Market. However, some early cases showed no connection to this seafood market, which would mean that the new coronavirus was already circulating somewhere else before it reached the seafood market.
WHO and Chinese experts acknowledged at the end of their investigation in Wuhan in March that sporadic cases of infection may have been seen elsewhere before the outbreak in Wuhan.
Chinese experts destroyed initial virus samples in an attempt to hide the source of the virus
Jesse Bloom, a virologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, said in a paper published this week that virus sequencing data from some of the early cases that Chinese experts had asked to be removed had been recovered. The data showed that the virus samples from the South China Seafood Market were not “adequately representative of the new coronavirus, but were simply a variant of an earlier transmitted parental sequence that had by then spread to other parts of China.
Reuters said the NIH confirmed to it that the samples used in the study were submitted to the Sequence Readout Archive (SRA) in March 2020 and were subsequently destroyed at the request of Chinese investigators. The Chinese investigators said they would update the samples and submit them to another archive.
Critics say the destruction of the samples is a new piece of evidence that China is trying to cover up the source of the new coronavirus.
Alina Chan, a researcher at Harvard University’s Broad Institute, was quoted by Reuters as saying, “Why would scientists ask international databases to remove critical data that could tell us how the virus broke out in Wuhan?”
Qualities of the earliest virus show that a lab leak cannot be ruled out
A separate study by Australian scientists used genomic data to find that the new coronavirus was able to bind to human receptors more readily than other types of viruses, suggesting that the virus was adapted to humans when it first appeared.
The study by Australian scientists was published in Thursday’s issue of the journal Scientific Reports.
The study suggests that there may be another currently unidentified animal host that is more intimate than the human receptor, but the hypothesis of a laboratory leak cannot be ruled out.