Chinese Regime Says Wuhan Lab Scientists â€˜Should Be Awarded the Nobel Prizeâ€™
A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson has claimed that researchers at the Wuhan lab deserve theNobel Prizejust as calls renew for a harder look into whether the virus that causesCOVID-19could have leaked from the facility.
TheWuhan Institute of Virology(WIV), hosts Chinaâ€™s first P4 laboratory, the highest biosafety designation that allows it to handle the worldâ€™s most dangerous pathogens. The lab is located just a few miles from a major seafood market in the city that Beijing first identified as the source of the virus.
The possibility of an accidental laboratory leak from the Chinese lab was quickly shut down at the start of the pandemic, but new scrutiny from theWhite Houseandprominent scientists, as well asevidence of WIV staff becoming sick before the COVID-19 outbreak, have pushed the debate back to center stage.