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German scientists say they have proven the laboratory origin of SARS-CoV-2.

German scientists say they have proven the laboratory origin of SARS-CoV-2.

A group of three German scientists claim to have found evidence of laboratory origin of the coronavirus.

According to the analysis, it is 99.9 percent an artificial copy of a natural virus, said one of the authors of the study, Valentin Bruttel.

“Combined with other molecular evidence, our results indicate that this virus is 99.9 percent man-made, likely a manipulated copy of a natural virus,” he said.


Scientists claim that in this way they found evidence of the laboratory origin of the virus. They published the findings as a preprint that has not yet gone through the peer review process. In their article, they argue that SARS-CoV-2 is a deliberately genetically modified virus.

As the scientist explained, the methods that were allegedly used to create SARS-CoV-2 are also used in a very similar way by individual laboratories to produce synthetic viruses. Bruttel says he also uses these methods in his day-to-day work, but to develop “completely harmless” protein-based drugs to treat autoimmune diseases.