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Lab-leak hypothesis

China's obfuscation is not helping matters

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Coronavirus | World Health Organization | China

Business Standard Editorial Comment  |  New Delhi 



Former US president has urged the world to demand $10 trillion as reparation from for the Covid-19 pandemic. This demand is built on the hypothesis that the SARS-COV-2 virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) after being enhanced by researchers. That hypothesis is not only being aired extensively across media; it is seen as a serious possibility by many qualified persons, as well as the political establishments of major nations. It is unlikely this could ever be proved or disproved definitively. But the hypothesis itself has had a negative impact on the already stressed geopolitics of 2021. It could also lead, one way or the other, to higher standards imposed by international consensus upon bio-research.

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First Published: Tue, June 08 2021. 22:13 IST

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