Scientists at a Chinese lab viewed it as the source of a possible coronavirus outbreak, previously filmed by being bitten and splashed with blood while handling bats unprotected. According to the report
State-run television footage showed researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) ignoring gloves, masks and other PPEs while handling bats and collecting feces in a field, Taiwan News said for the first time.
In part, virus expert Cui Jie discussed the way the bat’s fangs were once passed through his gloves, explaining how it felt “like a needle,” the outlet noted.
Video – First aired in China on December 29, 2017, then amputated a person̵7;s limb, severely swollen from a bat bite. The scientists also admitted that blood was splashed out during the research, according to the Sun.
While one scientist demonstrated freehand handling of the sample, the speaker noted that the risk of injury “persisted” and that team members received a rabies vaccine prior to each sampling, the Taiwanese report said.
However, Shi Zhengli, the now-famous lab head, dismissed the fear of the article being deleted, claiming that “the work is not as dangerous as everyone thought,” Taiwan News said.
“The chance of direct human transmission is very low,” she wrote, before her lab became a global focus due to the coronavirus outbreak that last Thursday killed people. More than 3.5 million people around the world
“In most cases, conventional prevention is only used,” she admits at the time of research that is at risk.
The video was aired on Chinese television to show the lab’s work and celebrate the directors. “Batwoman,” said Taiwan News.
But now world leaders are increasingly concerned about possible ties to the outbreak, with President Biden this week ordering the US spy agency to conduct a 90-day investigation.
Former President Donald Trump and his administration have long suspected the coincidence of the bat research laboratory in the epicenter of the epidemic, with research including similar viruses.
Biden finally focused on the lab after it emerged that US intelligence reports raised concerns that three lab researchers would suffer from a mysterious disease in November 2019, before COVID-19 cases were identified. The first official
The revamped focus also encouraged Facebook to lift the ban on stories linking the lab to the outbreak.