London, April 14 (IANS) A Daily Mail report has claimed that the controversial Wuhan Institute of Virology in China undertook coronavirus experiments on bats and other wild animals which were funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government.
The mammals were captured more than 1,600 kms away in Yunnan province.
"Sequencing of the COVID-19 genome has traced it back to bats found in Yunnan caves but it was first thought to have transferred to humans at an animal market in Wuhan," claimed the report.
The wet market in question is just 36 km away from Wuhan Institute of Virulogy.
According to documents obtained by Daily Mail, scientists experimented on bats as part of a project funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).
US Congressman Matt Gaetz said: 'I'm disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities."
Nearly 30 per cent of Americans in a new Pew poll said they believe the novel coronavirus was likely created in a lab.
According to a CNN report on Tuesday, the latest poll shows that misinformation around the virus is still king.
Are you an Ayurveda doctor? Download our App from Google PlayStore now!
Download NirogStreet App for Ayurveda Doctors. Discuss cases with other doctors, share insights and experiences, read research papers and case studies. Get Free Consultation 9625991603 | 9625991607 | 8595299366
Geneva, Jan 19 (IANS) Following two weeks of lower reporting towards the end of 2020, an overall upward trend of the Covid-19 pandemic has been witnessed in the first several ...
Hyderabad, Jan 19 (IANS) The Covid-19 recovery rate in Telangana has crossed 98 per cent as the state continued to see more recoveries than new cases.The recovery rate jumped ...
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) After a two-day break, the Covid-19 vaccination drive will resume for four days all over Maharashtra starting Tuesday, officials said here on Monday.Halt...
London, Jan 19 (IANS) UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that there were more people currently in hospital than at any other time since the onset of the coronavirus pandemi...