The new documents leaked reveal shocking information that has the potential to change the ongoing blame game. Because the new report shows details about a report of supply of deadly pathogens from Canada National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg to Wuhan Institute of Virology. A scientist from Canada lab was responsible for sending coronavirus to China for research purposes almost 4 months before the outbreak of COVID-19.
Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and her students from China are currently not leading the research study. They worked in the only level-four research facility in Canada and may have played a part in “policy breach”. However, the news about the shipment of such deadly pathogens is currently causing concerns among researchers across the world. The entire situation is not only alarming but also very much life-threatening.
The list includes two vials each of 15 strains of virus (about 15 ml):
Ebola Makona (three different varieties)
Nipah Bangladesh. https://t.co/rNVdkhyWGg
— Aly-Khan Satchu (@alykhansatchu) June 14, 2020
COVID-19 pandemic: Story of Canada and China
Eric Morrissette, chief of media relations for Health Canada and PHAC says there is no evidence which suggests that the administrative investigation is related to the shipment of virus samples to China. He also explains that in response to a request from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology for viral samples of Ebola and Henipah viruses, the PHAC sent samples for the purpose of scientific research in 2019.
However, these kinds of viral transactions go on in the world of medical research constantly. None of this implies that the organizations referred are responsible for spreading the pandemic. However, this does not leave out of the space of controversies. Canadian researchers have been linked with the Chinese military for a long time now. Researchers also claim that transport was made in order to research further on treatments for Ebola.
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