Cancer Researcher and creator Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee was a part of India Today’s E-Conclave Corona Series.
File picture of Dr Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee
The unfold of the novel coronavirus has posed a public well being emergency not often witnessed by the human race. With greater than 2 million confirmed instances of an infection, Covid-19 has claimed 147,337 lives throughout the globe.
While the fast unfold of the an infection is a trigger for fear, unverified allegations have gone on to assert that the coronavirus was developed in a laboratory in China. Among those that have voiced such issues, both immediately or not directly, are US President Donald Trump, his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and different senior members of the administration.
The first confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported from Wuhan in China’s Hubei province on December 31, 2019. Since then, the an infection has unfold to as many as 185 nations/areas in a bit over 100 days.
Pulitzer-winning creator of The Emperor of All Maladies and Cancer Researcher Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee informed India Today, “It is very unlikely that it (novel coronavirus) was made in a lab in China. The virus sequence resembles coronavirus found in bats. I personally don’t believe that. I know there are a lot of conspiracy theories but the virus sequence does not suggest that.”
Currently in New York which has emerged because the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak within the United States, Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee informed India Today’s Rajdeep Sardesai as a part of the ‘E-Conclave Corona Series’ that there’s a lot researchers have realized concerning the coronavirus however there are a number of unknown elements but to be addressed.