See Local News
Get Balanced News From Your U.S. State.
See Local News
See all locals

Ralph Baric, Whose Virology Techniques Were Used in Wuhan, Testified That Lab Leak Was Possible

Posted on AllSides May 4th, 2024
From The Left
CHRISTOPHER JANARO/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES.

In 2015, Ralph S. Baric, arguably the world’s most accomplished coronavirologist, published groundbreaking research with Shi Zhengli, the leading coronavirus researcher at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

They had mixed components of different coronaviruses and created an artificial virus, or chimera, that could infect human cells. The research helped crystallize the threat posed by bat coronaviruses lurking in nature. But the experiments were dangerous too. In 2014, while their research was underway, the Obama administration enacted a pause on so-called gain-of-function research that could increase the virulence or transmissibility of certain viruses. Baric and Shi even...

Read full story
Some content from this outlet may be limited or behind a paywall.

AllSides Picks

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/story/ralph-baric-wuhan-lab-leak

More News about Coronavirus from the Left, Center and Right

From the Left

From the Center

From the Right