A bombshell new study claims to have proof that Chinese scientists created COVID-19 in a lab and then tried to reverse-engineer versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats.
British professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian scientist Dr. Birger Sørensen wrote they’ve had primary evidence “of retro-engineering in China” since last year, but were ignored by academics and major medical journals, The Daily Mail reported Saturday, citing the soon-to-be-published study.
Dalgleish is a London oncology professor known for breakthrough work on a vaccine for HIV. Sørensen is a virologist and chair of a pharmaceutical company, Immunor, which developed a coronavirus vaccine candidate called Biovacc-19. Dalgleish also has a financial stake in that company.
Their 22-page study accuses Chinese scientists of “deliberate destruction, concealment or contamination of data,” and claims scientists who spoke out were silenced and disappeared.
They say their conclusion is “beyond reasonable doubt,” The Sun reported.
But they claim crucial scientific proof may not be found. “It appears that preserved virus material and related information have been destroyed,” the study says.
The study, to be published in the scientific journal Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery, is an explosive new chapter in the ongoing debate over the origins of the virus that has killed 5.5 million people around the world, including nearly 600,000 Americans, and wrecked havoc on the world’s economy.
The scientists claim they discovered ‘unique fingerprints’ in the virus while analyzing COVID-19 samples last year as they worked on a vaccine. Those markers, they say, could only come from manipulation in a laboratory.
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