New cover-up fears as Chinese officials delete critical data about the Wuhan lab with details of 300 studies vanishing - including all those carried out by virologist dubbed Batwoman
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that hundreds of pages of information relating to studies carried out by the top-secret Wuhan Institute of Virology have been wiped.
Details of more than 300 studies, including many investigating diseases that pass from animals to humans, published online by the state-run National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are no longer available.
The deletion of key evidence has reignited fears that China is trying to whitewash the investigation into the origins of the virus.
It comes after President Xi Jinping last week blocked investigators from the World Health Organisation entering the country in a move that drew international condemnation. Meanwhile, state media outlets have published hundreds of stories claiming that the virus did not even originate in the city of Wuhan.
As part of the NSFC’s purge of online studies, it has deleted all reference to those carried out by Shi Zhengli, the Wuhan-based virologist who has earned the nickname Batwoman for her trips to gather samples in bat caves.
Studies key to any investigation into the source of the virus, including one into the risk of cross-species infection from bats with Sars-like coronaviruses, and another looking at human pathogens carried by bats, have also disappeared.
Apachez wrote Re: Grattis på 1-årsdagen covid19 at 2021-01-11 17:37
> Nu har det gått precis 1 år sedan första kända dödsfallet i covid19
> blev känt i Kina.
> Sedan dess har Kina gjort sitt bästa för att sopa undan spåren att det
> är dom och inte slumpen som ligger bakom sjukdomen:
> A truly extraordinary situation.
> The lab working on SARS-like viruses in Wuhan has deleted 300 papers.
> It previously deleted a database of 20,000 samples of bats, rats and
> And WHO investigation team is still not allowed into the country.
> Kanske ett fyrfaldigt leve, hipp hipp hurra, hurra, hurra, hurra?