Welcome to the China Angle. I’m Simone Gao. There are several important points about the #Coronavirus that must be discussed. The first point is the real scope of the #epidemic, including the number of people infected and the death toll. Second, the biosafety of #China’s #P4 labs, and if the virus was in fact leaked from those labs. And third is the origin of the virus itself; could it have been created in Chinese laboratories? Today we’ll address the second point - whether the virus was leaked from a lab in Wuhan.
Today we speak with #Dr. Lin Xiaoxu, a Chinese and American trained microbiologist. He was lab director of viral disease branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research who was involved in the outbreak response for #MERS in the Middle East in 2014. Dr. Lin explained the history of the SARS pandemic in China and how they handle this kind of thing before.