In the latest news about the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, virologists all around the globe have debunked one more claim that the virus was created by humans. This particular allegation came from a team of Norwegian and British researchers, who wrote a research paper in which they expressed their concern that contemporary efforts to make a coronavirus vaccine are doomed to fail because scientists have approached SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from the wrong angle.
The Norwegian and British team, which is also working to find a vaccine, has brought arguments that their vaccine approach is the one that will succeed, while all others will not. They believe that the RNA sequence of the virus has some elements that appear to have been created in a laboratory. The team’s vaccine, known as Biovacc-19, will take this element into account.
Vincent Racaniello, Ph.D., a professor of virology affiliated with Columbia University, has stated that the paper the researchers wrote is utter nonsense and has accused them of inserting high amounts of incorrect science in their manuscript.
It is entirely impossible that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is actually man-made. The elements in the SARS-CoV-2 virus all came from the bat versions that are freely found all over the natural world. Racaniello said this in a recent interview with ABC news.
The Norwegian and British researchers, which are affiliated with Immunor AS, a well-known biotech company, and the universities of St. George’s and the University of London have failed to respond to requests for comment. This raises questions regarding their motifs.
There is overwhelming evidence and consensus all across the scientific community that the novel coronavirus originated in nature. However, this has not stopped a number of scientific and pseudo-scientific claims from emerging to further fuel the conspiracy theory that there is nothing natural about this virus, which they allege to come from a Chinese lab.