PIERS Morgan has called for China to be punished for mass manslaughter if the lab leak theory proves to be true.
The TV firebrand has hit out amid growing suspicions that Wuhan Institute of Virology engineered the virus to be more deadly before it escaped and globally killed millions of people.
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If Covid-19 did leak from that Wuhan lab Piers Morgan said China needs to be severely punished for mass manslaughterCredit: PA
Pressure is growing on the Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping as suspicions mount over a cover-upCredit: Alamy
A new report has alleged that Chinese scientists created Covid-19 in the Wuhan labCredit: AP
Last week, a bombshell study claimed Chinese scientists created Covid-19 in the lab before orchestrating an elaborate cover-up when it leaked out.
The report alleges that China then reverse-engineered versions of the disease to make it seem like it was naturally sourced from bats.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Covid-19 has infected 172,457,078 and killed 3,707,631 people worldwide.
And in his column for the Daily Mail, Piers asked was Donald Trump right all along about Covid-19 leaking followed by a cover-up?
It comes as:
Piers said “very uncomfortable questions now gathering ferocious momentum” after President Joe Biden ordered a new 90-day investigation into the outbreak to “redouble their efforts” in determining the truth.
He said: “This is potentially shaping up to be the biggest scandal and mass manslaughter case in modern history.
“If China knew the virus erupted from one of its labs, either accidentally or nefariously, and then covered it up to the world, how should it be punished?”
Beijing’s credibility in this crisis, he said, was already severely damaged from the start because of its refusal to be transparent.
He said:“Since then, Chinese officials have continued to spread disinformation in a desperate effort to avoid blame, even suggesting that Covid-19 could have started in myriad other countries from Italy and India to the US or arrived in China via frozen food.”
And if the lab virus engineering and lab leak theory proved true, Piers asked, where would it leave the reputation of top White House virus expert Dr Anthony Fauci?
He said Dr Fauci vehemently dismissed the engineered theory while having “potentially conflicting ties to China’s top scientists and the very lab under suspicion”.
Joe Biden has announced a new probe into the origins of the pandemic
China blasted the theory the pandemic began following a lab leak in WuhanCredit: AFP
The announcement of the US into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic was criticised by China, with foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian saying that the US does not care about “facts or truth”.
An editorial published by Communist Party-run Global Times claimed the American government is “full of arrogance”, blasting the theory that the pandemic began following a lab leak in Wuhan.
The article also accused the American government of “playing political games to hijack science” by demanding that the WHO should “serve the political interests of the US”.
British intelligence are said to be recruiting Chinese whistleblowers on the dark web over fears Covid leaked from the Wuhan lab.Experts have reportedly assessed the theory and upgraded its likeliness from “remote” to “feasible”, according to The Sunday Times.