The Chinese scientist, Dr. Shi Zhengli, who is currently at the center of theories that the coronavirus pandemic might have originated with a leak from her specialized lab in the city of Wuhan, has denied the statements that her institution was to blame for the health disaster.
She asked that how will she show any evidence of something that has never happened. According to the reports, Zhengli said that the world is “constantly pouring filth on an innocent scientist.”
Last month, US President Joe Biden had ordered intelligence agencies to probe the origin of the pandemic, including the lab leak theory. This leaked hypothesis has been in the light since the outbreak of the coronavirus. Former US President Donald Trump had also pointed out on theory and had asked for the investigation.
However, it has now gained increasing adhesion recently. There were reports that three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology had become sick in 2019 after they visited a bat cave in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan.
Dr. Shi Zhengli is an expert in bat coronaviruses. Some scientists have claimed that she could have been leading so-called “gain-of-function” experiments in which scientists increase the strength of a virus to study its effects on hosts better. She declined all the statements against her and said, “My lab has never conducted or cooperated in conducting GOF experiments that enhance the virulence of viruses.”