A scientist who worked at the Wuhan Institute of Virology has claimed that the coronavirus was man-made.
Andrew Huff blamed authorities for what he called the “biggest U.S. intelligence failure since 9/11.”
Covid was leaked from Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), a state-run and funded research facility, two years ago, New York Post reported, quoting US-based researcher Andrew Huff’s statement in the British newspaper The Sun.
Huff, an epidemiologist, said in his recent book, “The Truth About Wuhan”, that the pandemic was the result of the U.S. government’s funding of coronaviruses in China.
According to the New York Post report, Andrew Huff is the former vice president of the EcoHealth Alliance, a non-profit organisation based in New York that studies infectious diseases.
He said China’s gain-of-function experiments were carried out with lax security.
“Foreign laboratories did not have the adequate control measures in place for ensuring proper biosafety, biosecurity, and risk management, ultimately resulting in the lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Huff said in his book.
“China knew from day one that this was a genetically engineered agent,” Andrew Huff wrote adding that, “The US government is to blame for the transfer of dangerous biotechnology to the Chinese. “I was terrified by what I saw,” he told The Sun, as per New York Post.
“We were just handing them bioweapon technology,” he said.
There are experts who believe that the virus could have escaped through an infected scientist or the improper disposal of waste at the lab.