Chinese scientists: Coronavirus is just the tip of the iceberg

Leading Chinese scientist Shi Zhengli (Shi Zhengli), specializing in the transmission of the virus from bats, warned that the new coronavirus is just the "tip of the iceberg," Fox News reports. In the future, humanity runs the risk of facing a much more serious threat.

According to a Chinese woman from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), who became famous during the COVID-19 pandemic, if viruses are not studied, then outbreaks of dangerous infections will occur regularly.

If we want people to not suffer from the next outbreak of an infectious disease, we need to know in advance about these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature, and to warn everyone in advance

- Shi Zhengli said on May 25, 2020 in an interview with the Chinese television channel CGTN.

The press dubbed Shi a “female bat” because of her research. She is deputy director of the P4 WIV laboratory, created by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the French bio-industrial firm Institut Merieux.

Coronavirus has already killed over 345 thousand people around the world since it first appeared in Wuhan (China) at the end of 2019. At the same time, this laboratory was suspected of accidentally distributing COVID-19, and the Chinese authorities were accused of not responding quickly enough to the threat. Shi, in turn, denies that her laboratory caused a pandemic. She claims that the strains she studied are different from COVID-19.
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  1. Misterfin Offline Misterfin
    Misterfin 26 May 2020 18: 46
    I would like to hear from the head of the transport department, that is, "British scientists". Do I understand correctly that for millions of years mankind has not been in contact with wild animals and therefore was not afraid of viruses?
    1. Egor 7b7 Offline Egor 7b7
      Egor 7b7 27 May 2020 13: 32
      Mankind could not physically contact with viruses, because the history of mankind has hardly 50 years, while viruses have been living on planet Earth for more than 000 million years.
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  3. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 26 May 2020 19: 30
    She knows better ...
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 May 2020 21: 02
    I liked the video by biologist Alexander Panchin about the origin of the coronavirus.
    He directly compared his genetic chains with different species there.
  5. Citizen Mѣshkov (Sergѣi) 26 May 2020 23: 51
    To begin with, the Chinese (and not only them) - we must stop eating everything that only moves.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 May 2020 13: 55
      I can’t eat either a bat or a frog. It's disgusting. But the French are considered gourmets, and the Chinese are savages.
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 May 2020 13: 56
        Oh yes. I forgot. And Koreans eat dogs ...

        PS By the way, redheads are tastier.
  6. Pound Offline Pound
    Pound (Alexander) 27 May 2020 04: 40
    You can eat anything that runs, jumps, flies, jumps, etc., etc. You only need to be able to cook. laughing
  7. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 27 May 2020 08: 51
    Virus research by American and English scientists - a guarantee of the emergence of new pandemics ...
  8. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 28 May 2020 12: 33
    Can you imagine China opening a bio lab in Mexico near the US borders? Or the same laboratory would appear at the borders of Israel. And Putin gave the go-ahead on the perimeter of Russia to open a bunch of such laboratories. Of course. Cope with COVID-19 - something else will surely appear.
  9. prochor Offline prochor
    prochor (Vyacheslav Shpilyun) 22 June 2020 21: 13
    All research in the field of genetics and microbiology must be placed under tight international control by creating a special international commission to monitor such research.