Chinese military engineered mice with 'humanized lungs' prior to pandemic: report

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Published: 2021-06-04 17:46

Last Updated: 2021-06-12 14:02


Chinese military engineered mice with 'humanized lungs' prior to pandemic: report
Chinese military engineered mice with 'humanized lungs' prior to pandemic: report

An investigation launched by Vanity Fair recently discovered that the Chinese miltary took part in a project that created mice with 'humanized lungs' only months before the pandemic broke out worldwide.

According to reports, the mice were developed using 'CRISPR gene-editing technology' as a part of a project to test communicability of viruses.

The mice were touched upon in a study from April of last year which researched the susceptibility of the COVID-19 virus, according to Russia Today.

Notably, investigations with the US National Security Council (NSC) which researched the origins of the COVID-19 crisis, determined that the mice mentioned in the study were 'created' in the summer of 2019... only months prior to the pandemic.

In turn, the NSC team believed they had uncovered vital evidence to support their theory that COVID-19 was engineered or man-made.

But, when they approached other officials with the information, they were dismissed, according to Vanity Fair.

According to US agencies still examining the reports, researchers at a Chinese virus lab in Wuhan were very ill in 2019, only a month before the first cases were declared.

However, Chinese officials have always rejected the aforementioned hypothesis, indicating COVID-19 could have been circulating in other regions before it hit Wuhan.