Multiple circumstantial pieces of evidence point towards a plausible lab origin of SARS-CoV-2

Dr. Monali C. Rahalkar, Dr. Rahul A. Bahulikar
2022 Zenodo  
There are two main hypotheses regarding the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic: a natural or a zoo-notic origin, or it was a research-related accident. In this opinion, we enlist the various circumstantial pieces of evidence that point towards a lab-related origin of the virus. The role of collaborative projects between Wuhan laboratories and the US organizations is also discussed. We also think that the viruses from the Mojiang mine, including RaTG13, should be investigated as the possible
more » ... tors of SARS-CoV-2. The questions regarding RaTG13 raw data and the flaws in the raw data of the early patients is also discussed. We summarize how all of these evidences point more towards a lab origin of the virus, and an investigation is necessary. In spite of all the delay in the investigation about the origins of SARS-CoV-2, we urge that there should be an international regulation on the risky experiments done on SARS-like coronaviruses.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6321895 fatcat:uzx7b74emvagfb2q6dsnqx2fdm