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'Overwhelming evidence' points to COVID-19 lab leak - Sky News Australia

The theory COVID-19 leaked from the Wuhan Institute of virology is possibly “more likely” than the current working hypothesis due to “overwhelming” circumstantial evidence, according to the WHO advisory committee’s Jamie Metzl. It comes after the World Health Organisation released its report into the origins of the deadly virus which placed zoonotic transmission to humans the most likely source of the pandemic. The report also ranked the likelihood of different hypotheses and claimed the virus most likely transferred from bats to humans via an intermediary zoonotic source, and that a direct transmission was the second most likely. The theory the virus came from a leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology was deemed to be unlikely by the report. Mr Metzl told Sky News the WHO did not conduct this investigation, but it was a “joint study of an independent advisory committee” to the World Health Organisation and their “Chinese counterparts”. He said the investigation was not “capable of examining all the hypotheses” and therefore it cannot be viewed as authoritative. “The core point is that any examination of the origins of the pandemic needs to thoroughly examine all of the possible origin hypotheses,” Mr Metzl said. “It cannot be credible to say we’re only going to look at zoonotic jump and cold chain, and we won’t even lift a finger to examine the lab leak hypothesis. “This entire joint team study, in my view, is not credible or valid because they examined some hypotheses and not others, and then had the temerity to rank the likelihood of the different hypotheses”. Mr Metzl said the circumstantial evidence to support the lab leak theory is “overwhelming” including how the horseshoe bat – which was identified as the genetic source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – lives in southern China. “Wuhan is well beyond their range, Wuhan doesn’t have horseshoe bats,” he said. “What Wuhan does have is China’s only level-four virology institute with the world’s largest collection of bat coronaviruses. “I can’t say for sure that SARS-CoV-2 began with an accidental lab leak, but the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming. “On top of that from day one, China began a massive coverup that involved destroying samples, hiding data bases and other records, and imprisoning journalists.”

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