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Wuhan lab director ordered staff not to discuss Covid-19, State Department cable says, citing bloggerr

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The director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) ordered staff in January 2020 to “not discuss COVID-19,” according to a Guangzhou-based blogger’s social media post that is cited in a February 2020 U.S. State Department cable obtained by U.S. Right to Know. The WIV is at the center of debate surrounding the origins of … Continue reading “Wuhan lab director ordered staff not to discuss Covid-19, State Department cable says, citing bloggerr”

Why we are researching the origins of SARS-CoV-2, biosafety labs and GOF research

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See the Biohazards Blog for updates on our investigation, and we are posting documents from our investigation here. Sign up here to receive weekly updates.  In July 2020, U.S. Right to Know began submitting public records requests in pursuit of data from public institutions in an effort to discover what is known about the origins of … Continue reading “Why we are researching the origins of SARS-CoV-2, biosafety labs and GOF research”

Emails show scientists discussed masking their involvement in key journal letter on Covid origins

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EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, the head of an organization involved in research that genetically manipulates coronaviruses, discussed hiding his role in a statement published last year in The Lancet that condemned as “conspiracy theories” concerns that the COVID-19 virus may have originated in a research lab, emails obtained by US Right to Know show. The Lancet … Continue reading “Emails show scientists discussed masking their involvement in key journal letter on Covid origins”

Biohazards News Tracker: Best articles on SARS-CoV-2 origins, biolabs and gain of function research

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Here is a reading list about what is known and not known about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, accidents and leaks at biosafety and biowarfare laboratories, and the health risks of gain-of-function (GOF) research, which aims to increase the host range, transmissibility, infectivity or pathogenicity of potential pandemic pathogens. U.S. Right to Know is conducting research … Continue reading “Biohazards News Tracker: Best articles on SARS-CoV-2 origins, biolabs and gain of function research”

Validity of key studies on origin of coronavirus in doubt; science journals investigating

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By Carey Gillam Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, scientists have searched for clues about what led to the emergence of its causative agent, the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Uncovering the source of SARS-CoV-2 could be crucial for preventing future outbreaks. A series of four high profile studies … Continue reading “Validity of key studies on origin of coronavirus in doubt; science journals investigating”

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