The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of lab leak theories. Photo: Reuters
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of lab leak theories. Photo: Reuters

US agency defends funding for research into bat coronaviruses in China and says it could not have caused Covid-19

  • An analysis says the pathogens in question ‘could not possibly have been the source’ of the disease because they are too distantly related to the coronavirus
  • US National Institutes for Health faced questions over grants to a non-profit that worked with the Wuhan Institute for Virology on the research

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of lab leak theories. Photo: Reuters
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has been at the centre of lab leak theories. Photo: Reuters
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