Controversial testimony from Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6, the UK's Secret Intelligence Service, on the origin of Coronavirus. This former senior official has stated that Sars-CoV-2 was created by scientists from a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan and that it ended up escaping by accident.
Dearlove has revealed in 'The Telegraph' valuable information contained in a classified document to which he has had access. The alleged accident took place at the Institute of Virology in the Chinese city and Dearlove believes that the deadly strain of the virus did not form naturally and that its genetic sequence suggests the involvement of scientists.
The former director of MI6 between 1999 and 2004 bases his theory on the revelations of this Norwegian-British scientific article to which he had access. This study shows that the genetic sequence of the virus was altered. The architects of this work, Professor Angus Dalgleish of St George's Hospital from the University of London, and Norwegian virologist, Birger Sorensen, assure that they found the key elements of the virus inserted in Coronavirus.
The study suggests that the virus is "remarkably well adapted for human coexistence" and points out that it may be the result of a laboratory experiment to produce "high-powered virus." Both Dearlove and the Norwegian scientists think that while the Chinese scientists were conducting experiments, COVID-19 may have escaped from some bat they were handling.
In addition, Dearlove confesses that "I have read this document many times and it is backed by two important scientists", says the former senior MI6 official. If these terms are finally proven, China would be very affected as it has always denied any theory of this kind.