There is no substantial evidence to prove the COVID-19 virus was leaked from a lab in Wuhan. However, there is a clear and verified sequence of events that could prove that this is not just a conspiracy theory but an undeniable fact. COVID-19 virus is the deadliest virus in the history of mankind. The pandemic has cost 3.4 million human lives and has affected nearly 168 million people worldwide and the number is still growing. Additionally, the pandemic has also cost millions of dollars to every country in the form of economic loss.
In 2012, six miners were assigned a task to clean bat guano from a copper mine in the Yunnan Province of China. After almost six to eight weeks of works, the workers got ill with symptoms the same asCOVID-19. All six miners were admitted to a hospital where four of them died.
Dr. Zhong Nanshan, a prominent pulmonologist of the country recognized that the virus was identical to the SARS virus. Evidence was collected from the mine where different bat viruses were found. Wuhan Institute of Virology started conducting a study on these newly discovered viruses during 2013 and 2014. In 2015 Wuhan Institute of Virology was constructed to be the safest lab in the whole world. However, the staff of the laboratory lacked serious training that was necessary to work with these viruses, a concern raised by the US. Consul General in Wuhan after the visit to the site.
The visitors had serious reason to worry about the lab security as a review of seven years of data by US BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs found 749 incidents that were enough to leak such viruses from even the highly secure labs. The weakest argument that could be made against the lab-leak theory is that the staff of the lab was perfect enough not to commit any mistakes ignoring that to human is to err. It is worth mentioning at this point that the original SARS virus was also accidentally leaked from a lab in Beijing.
The fact that COVID-19 originated only in Wuhan while other regions of the Yunnan Province did not even know about the existence of this virus eliminates the assumption that it was a natural outbreak. There is no denial that COVID-19 got leaked out from the research center in Wuhan due to the ineligibility of the staff and lack of proper check and balance by the authorities.
The US. Consul General in Wuhan wrote a memo to the state department after the visit to the lab. The memo noted that research was being conducted under BSL-2 level safety while such viruses should be dealt with only under BSL-4 level according to guidelines of the World Health Organization.
China owes an apology to the world for causing so much damage and so many loss of lives. Sooner or later the truth will come out and the truth is no different than the fact that is being termed as a conspiracy theory today.