The Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese province of Hubei is among a handful of labs around the world cleared to handle Class 4 pathogens. It’s proximity to the first reported cases of the new coronavirus have put it in the spotlight during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
The Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese province of Hubei is among a handful of labs around the world cleared to handle Class 4 pathogens. It’s proximity to the first reported cases of the new coronavirus have put it in the spotlight during the pandemic. Photo: AFP

Wuhan lab staff should clear up coronavirus rumours and lies and defend institute’s name, says scientist

  • Former staff member says the virology institute is at the centre of a smear campaign and staff should be proactive in clearing its reputation
  • Zhao Fei says it is important during the pandemic for the lab to reveal the truth promptly and openly, despite the fear of criticism

The Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese province of Hubei is among a handful of labs around the world cleared to handle Class 4 pathogens. It’s proximity to the first reported cases of the new coronavirus have put it in the spotlight during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
The Wuhan Institute of Virology in the central Chinese province of Hubei is among a handful of labs around the world cleared to handle Class 4 pathogens. It’s proximity to the first reported cases of the new coronavirus have put it in the spotlight during the pandemic. Photo: AFP
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