ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA (VINnews) — As scientists worldwide frantically search for COVID-19 vaccines, epidemiologists also seek to find the source of the outbreak in order to be able to locate and prevent any future mutations of the virus from spreading and causing worldwide havoc. Most scientists were convinced until now that the virus emanated from an animal in China’s wet market but Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, a researcher from Adelaide’s Flinders University, claims that the virus may have come from a laboratory since it is ‘perfectly adapted to humans’ from day 1.

Professor Petrovsky says that the technology exists in labs worldwide which could enable a virus accidentally to be released from a lab when the viruses are not regulated properly.