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  • Inside the Chinese lab central to the search for the coronavirus' origin

    Aug. 10, 2020, 5:58 AM CDT / Updated Aug. 10, 2020, 7:53 AM CDT

    By Janis Mackey Frayer and Denise Chow

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    On Friday, NBC News became the first foreign news organization to be granted access to the institute since the outbreak began, meeting with senior scientists working to pinpoint the origins of the virus. The Wuhan institute and its scientists have become the focus of intense speculation and conspiracy theories — some emanating from the White House — about China's alleged efforts to downplay the outbreak's severity and whether the virus leaked from the facility.

    During the roughly five-hour visit, which included a tour of the BSL-4 lab, where technicians clad in bubblelike protective suits handled small vials and other equipment while sealed inside a thick-walled glass enclosure, Wang Yanyi, director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, said she and others felt unfairly targeted. She urged that politics not cloud investigations into how the coronavirus spilled over into humans.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/i...m_npd_nn_tw_ma
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