Death toll in China has crossed 2000 and the there is no reason for assurance that the tragedy is over.
As per media reports the virus was being created in a lab in Wuhan from where it spread out. The insistence on secrecy resulted in further spread of virus as people had no warning not to travel. The military expert on virus Chen Whu has been deputed in Wuhan to oversee the situation. She is the same scientist who had handled SARS virus a decade back.
Meanwhile a Senator from USA Tom Cotton, R-Ark. stood by his earlier suggestion that the deadly coronavirus may have originated in a high-security biochemical lab in Wuhan, China, telling “The Story” Tuesday that we “need to be open to all possibilities” in exploring the origins of the outbreak that has sickened more than 75,000 people around the world. When host Martha MacCallum pressed the Senator on his startling and unverified claim, Cotton cited a study published by Chinese scientists in The Lancet, which he called a “respected international science journal.”
Watch this video with all these details of a popular news channel in Hindi:
Another twist in this story is from fiction. Dean Koontz in his novel published 40 years back has written about a organic weapon called wuhan 400. This the cover page of the book:
It also states that this virus can survive without a living host for about 60 seconds. Read here:
What you make out of all this?