New Zealands experts dismiss coronavirus lab

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2021-06-09

NewZealandsexpertsdismisscoronaviruslab-leaktheory:media()WELLINGTON,June4(Xinhua)--ExpertsfromNewZealandrejectedtheconspiracytheorythatCOVID-19couldhaveoriginatedfromalab,theNewZealandHeraldreportedThursday."Infact,wedontknowwheremostofthevirusesthatinfectushavecomefrom,"JemmaGeoghegan,avirologistfromtheUniversityofOtago,wasquotedbythedailypaperassaying."Thisiswhyweneedtosamplemorevirusesinnatureandexpandourknowledgeofthediversityofvirusesthatexist,",itispossiblethattheviruscrossedfromanimalstohumans,given"astrongprecedent",DavidHayman,aprofessorofinfectiousdiseaseecologyatMasseyUniversity,alsobelievedthatalab-madepandemicisextremelyunlikely,asthereisnogeneticsignofhumanmeddling.",thenovelvirusfromMalaysiathatwasrecentlydetectedseemstobearecombinantofacatanddogviruses,whichwerealsopreviouslynotknown,"Haymanwasquotedassaying."Thereisahugeamountofdatatosupportthisbeinganaturalevent,",AnanishChaudhuri,aprofessorofexperimentaleconomicsattheUniversityofAuckland,publishedanarticleonhisownwebsite,inwhichhesaidthelab-leaktheoryisa"campaigntoisolateChina"fromotherdevelopingcountries"whosemarketsaremuchcovetedbytheWesternnations.""Duringthepandemic,theWesterncountrieseffectivelymadeitcleartodevelopingcountriesthatwhenitcametovaccinesorotherhelpthelatterwerecompletelyontheirown,"saidChaudhuri."TheonlyfeasibleoptionleftistoprovetotheworldthatChinaletlosethispathogendeliberately,"hesaid,addingthatsuchacampaignisfullof"baselesscanards.""Scientistsshouldponderatlengthbeforelendingtheircredibilitytothissmearcampaign,"hesaid.(Webeditor:GuoWenrui,LiangJun)。