That’s a very hard-hitting Twitter thread from Alina Chan. SARS (the first SARS) escaped from labs at least four times. And this:
– “Actually, there’s a missing WIV (Wuhan Institute of Virology) database of more than 22,000 pathogen samples that became inaccessible since Sep 2019, weeks before COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan. […] when they shared the most closely related virus to SARS2, they did not mention its link to severe respiratory cases. […] they also did not disclose that the virus sample had been genome sequenced in 2018 or that they had at least 8 other SARS2-like virus samples collected between 2012-2015 & sequenced.
– Those sequences are still not publicly available more than a year after the pandemic began.”