US virologist says politics behind manipulation of coronavirus origin tracing 20-07-21 02:17 Updated BJT
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The U.S. government has been politically hyping coronavirus origin tracing as part of an effort to push a conspiracy theory centered on so-called "laboratory leakage", which has drawn strong opposition from a large number of leading scientists. There is no evidence to back up the idea that the coronavirus came from a laboratory and the allegation only politicizes the issue, said Vincent Racaniello, a Higgins Professor from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University.

Racaniello also said that a number of people in the U.S. are trying to draw more attention to the virus origin tracing so they can politicize the issue despite a lack of coherent knowledge or expertise on the subject.

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng
20-07-21 02:17 BJT
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