The former MI6 chief said the coronavirus accidentally escaped from a laboratory in China.
Sir Richard Dearlove, who headed MI6, a role known informally as “C”, from 1999 to 2004, said he believed that Covid-19 was created by man.
He cited an “important” report by Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital, the University of London, and the Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen who claims that the virus was made in the laboratory.
In the report, the scientists claimed to have identified “inserted sections placed on the surface of Sars-CoV-2 tip” that the virus uses to attach to cells and observed that they were “significantly different from all Sars that we have studied ”.
Sir Richard Dearlove (photo), who headed MI6, a role unofficially known as “C”, from 1999 to 2004, said he believed Covid-19 was created by man.
He cited an “important” report by Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George’s Hospital, the University of London, and the Norwegian virologist Birger Sorensen who claims that the virus was made in the laboratory. Above, researchers from a laboratory at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in central Hubei Province, China
The Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei Province, shown above
Sir Richard added that the report’s findings could force China to pay “repairs” to the rest of the world because of the damage caused by the virus.
“I don’t think it started as an accident,” Sir Richard told The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast.
“This begs the question, if China ever admits responsibility, will it pay for reparations?”
“I think that will encourage all the countries of the world to rethink the way they treat their relations with China. “
Bat soup (photo) is a delicacy in China. Previous World Health Organization (WHO) investigation found virus passed from bats to humans in Wuhan wet market where wild animals are kept in cages and slaughtered for meat
Research has claimed that current efforts to find a vaccine would be unsuccessful because scientists have so far misunderstood the true properties of Covid-19.
Sir Richard suggested that scientists in a Wuhan laboratory could have secretly conducted experiments on bat coronaviruses when Covid-19 somehow accidentally escaped due to a failure biosecurity.
According to the former MI6 chief, the document had been rewritten several times, and an earlier version apparently claimed that the coronavirus could precisely be called the “Wuhan virus”.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology (photo) is a level four biosecurity laboratory that studied bat coronaviruses near the wet market
An earlier version of the report, seen by the Telegraph, allegedly stated “beyond a reasonable doubt that the Covid-19 virus is designed”.
A previous World Health Organization (WHO) investigation found that the virus has spread from bats to humans at the Wuhan wet market where wild animals are kept in cages and slaughtered for meat.
The wet market is located near the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the only level four biosafety laboratory laboratory in China.
However, late last month, a Chinese official admitted that no virus had been detected in animal samples.
“At first we assumed that the seafood market could be infected with the virus, but now the market looks more like a victim,” said Gao Fu, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.