To the shock of a former Wuhan lab worker bluntly stated that COVID-19 was a man-made virus that then leaked and spread in a pandemic. This was communicated by a US epidemiologist and scientist who also worked in a research laboratory in Wuhan, Dr. Andrew Huff.
In his book entitled “The Truth About Wuhan,” Dr. Huff revealed that COVID-19 was leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), a state-funded research facility.
The lab has also received funding from the US government for the coronavirus in China. However, as the laboratory was not equipped with adequate safety facilities, the Corona virus leaked from the laboratory and then spread and triggered the COVID-19 pandemic.
Considering that the Wuhan laboratory has long been the subject of discussions on the origins of COVID-19. But Chinese government officials and laboratory workers often deny that the coronavirus originated there.
“Foreign laboratories lacked sufficient control measures to ensure adequate biosafety, biosecurity and risk management, which ultimately led to laboratory losses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” said Dr. Huff in the his book, quoted by Business Standard, Tuesday (6/12/2022).
Notably, Dr. Huff is also a former vice president of the EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based nonprofit that studies infectious diseases. For more than a decade, the organization has been studying several coronaviruses in bats with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They have also established close ties with the Wuhan lab.
NIH is the primary US government agency responsible for biomedical research and public health.
Dr. Huff worked at the EcoHealth Alliance in 2014-2016. He acknowledged that the non-profit organization has been assisting the Wuhan lab in developing the “best available method for engineering bat coronaviruses to attack other species” for years.
“China knew from day one that it was a genetically engineered agent,” Huff said.
“The US government is responsible for transferring harmful biotechnology to China,” he continued.