Doctor Shai, a leading virologist from China, also called a Batwoman of China is allegedly blamed for the ‘lab leak’ of coronavirus
Since the outbreak of the virus, she has been the center of controversial theories that the virus was leaked from her lab while researching or during an experimental procedure.
She denies the claim very angrily and said, “How on earth can I offer up evidence for something where there is no evidence?”
In a recent interview, she broke her silence and she was deeply anguished, “I don’t know how the world has come to this, constantly pouring filth on an innocent scientist.”
Preciously, Joe Biden has ordered agencies to carry out investigations on the claim.
Why is she called Batwoman of China ?
The controversial scientist got hype when a report surfaced regarding three of her lab technicians getting really skin that they landed in emergency care. Shi is an expert in the studies of bat coronaviruses.
Some scientists said she could have been leading “gain-of-function” experiments.
Those experiments in which scientists increase the strength of a virus to study it’s effects.
in 2017 Shi and her associates published a report in a journal saying, they created new hybrid bat coronaviruses by mixing and matching parts of several existing ones, including at least one that was nearly transmissible to humans in order to study their ability to infect and replicate in human cells.
In her defense, the batwoman of China said her experiments are different from a gain of function experiment as her intention was not to make the virus more dangerous in fact she tries to understand how the virus can jump across different species.
Coronavirus situation in the world –
Coronavirus was first reported in the city of Wuhan and since then it has gripped the whole world under its shackles till now A total of 177,214,802 cases are reported in the world while 3,832,806 people have lost their lives to Covid.