This is article by Nicholas Wade, a doyen of science journalism, in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a highly eminent science journal.
He writes that, it is more likely that the SARS CoV-2 virus escpaed from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, than being transmitted from bats. He talks about the vested interests of virologists and their patrons, and the lax safety measures at the laboratory in Wuhan Institute of Virology, which was doing high-risk research on coronaviruses.
The world is in the clutches of a pandemic which has made people lock themselves up in their homes and brought the global economy to its knees. It will bring about a social and cultural revolution; hand washing will become a way of life and social distancing may get trendy. This is probably the first time in history when healthy people have been quarantined at home or in healthcare setups. Deglobalisation has been accelerated as countries are resorting to sealing their borders and import substitution in strategic areas like medicines and health equipment.
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