Coronavirus 'optimized for transmission between humans' in way never before seen: 元国務省職員

“ひょんなことから出てきた, そして、コウモリが媒介するコロナウイルスがこれまでにない方法で、人間間の伝染のために最適化されました. 元気? A pangolin gets mated with a bat gets mated with a furin cleavage site of a human being? How does that happen? It’s not probable. 実際には, it was statistically 1 に 13 百万から 1 に 13 十億, when I talked to our bio-statisticians,” 彼が言った “物語.”

The virustrue origins remain unknown, but the possibility it accidentally leaked from a Wuhan lab known for its risky coronavirus experiments has gained increasing credence in recent months. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has conducted so-called “機能の獲得” 研究, which involves modifying a virus to make it more infectious among humans.

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Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield said in March that he believed the virus most likely escaped from a lab, pointing to how efficiently it transmitted.

I have spent my life in virology,” 彼はCNNに語った. “I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human. And at that moment in time, the virus that came to the human became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human to human transmission. Normally when a pathogen goes from a zoonotic to human, it takes a while for it to figure out how to become more and more efficient in humans, human transmission. I just don’t think this makes biological sense.

Asher, a contractor for the State Department during the Trump administration, フォックスニュースに語った on Thursday that the government probe he led last year into the origins of the コロナウイルス found practically no evidence COVID-19 originated from nature. He said that while he welcomed the new intelligence probe into the virusorigins ordered by バイデン大統領, it would likely only bring old information to light.

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Asher helped draft the Trump State Department memo released Jan. 15 that said the Wuhan Institute of Virology was not a merely civilian institution and had collaborated on secret projects with the Chinese military since 2017.

We had very definitive information, only a bit of which we put out publicly, that showed they were engaged in this classified, secret effort to develop these super viruses and that it appeared it had spilled out of that laboratory,” 彼は言った. “That was the only plausible information that we were presented.

Asher said the National Institutes of Health and CDC wouldn’t provide proof that the virus originated from nature, それを “joke.

Asher’s investigation came out of the State Department’s arms control and verification (脳卒中) bureau and initially launched at the request of former Trump Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before ending 今年.

フォックス・ニュース’ Tyler Olson contributed to this report.