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'There is no evidence', says China scientist at centre of lab leak theory

Shi Zhengli says speculation about her lab in Wuhan was baseless and like 'constantly pouring filth'. China's secrecy makes her claims hard to validate.

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Coronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | China economy

Amy Qin & Chris Buckley | NYT 



Wuhan, China, coronavirus
Security personnel keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology (Photo: Reuters)

To a growing chorus of American politicians and scientists, she is the key to whether the world will ever learn if the virus behind the devastating Covid-19 pandemic escaped from a Chinese lab. To the Chinese government and public, she is a hero of the country’s success in curbing the epidemic and a victim of malicious conspiracy theories.

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First Published: Tue, June 15 2021. 10:40 IST

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