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‘Pure fabrication': Head of Wuhan lab DENIES claims virus leaked from there, says ‘we didn't even know it existed'

1 month ago   |   By RT

The head of Wuhan's virology institute has debunked the evolving US ‘Wuhan virus' theory, saying Covid-19 couldn't have artificially leaked. She said her lab didn't have the first virus samples until as late as the end of 2019.
Wuhan Institute of Virology director Wang Yanyi described the theory - that Covid-19 was a creature of her laboratory - as “pure fabrication.” She explained that the institute was effectively caught off-guard when learning about the newly discovered contagion.
“Our institute first received the clinical sample of unknown pneumonia on December 30 last year,” she...
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Wuhan lab head calls virus leak claims ‘pure fabrication'

Wuhan lab head calls virus leak claims ‘pure fabrication'

1 month ago   |   By Politico

NEW YORK - Claims promoted by the Trump administration that the global coronavirus pandemic originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese city are a “pure fabrication,” the institute's director said.
Wang Yanyi was quoted by state media Sunday as saying the institute did not have “any knowledge before that nor had we ever met, researched or kept the virus... We didn't even know about the existence of the virus, so how could it be leaked from our lab when we didn't have it?”
President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have repeatedly said they suspect...
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