Former top U.S. health official Robert Redfield told CNN on Friday that he believes coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China and began spreading in September 2019. Which is long before people were aware of the virus.
He said that the scenario of it originating in a lab is far more likely than the virus somehow transferring from animals to humans or in a live animal market.
Redfield believes that the virus “was from a laboratory — you know, escaped,” and if “other people don’t believe that. That’s fine. Science will eventually figure it out.”
He also added that he is “not implying any intentionality” or accusing China of releasing the virus on person, but that he guesses it “started transmitting somewhere in September, October, in Wuhan.”
“I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human — and, at that moment in time, the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission,” Redfield said. “It takes a while for it to figure out how to become more and more efficient in human-to-human transmission. I just don’t think this makes biological sense.”
When asked if he thinks the lab was working to modify the virus to make it more efficient, he replied, “Let’s just say, I have a coronavirus, and I’m working on it — most of us in the lab are trying to grow virus. We try to make it grow better and better and better and better, so we can do experiments and figure out about it. That’s the way I put it together.”
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