Top Australian Vaccine Researcher Says Coronavirus is ‘Almost Perfectly Human Adapted’

Nikolai Petrovsky
Flinders University

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is “almost perfectly human adapted” — lending credence to the possibility it was man-made in a Chinese lab, a top Australian vaccine researcher says.

Nikolai Petrovsky was shocked when research found that the virus was more virulent in humans than any other animal, the Daily Mail reported.

He said it was like the new strain of coronavirus, called SARS-CoV-2, was “completely optimized from day one without the need to evolve” like other viruses.

“This is a new virus that has never been in humans before, but it has an extraordinarily high binding to human receptors, which is very surprising,” Petrovsky told the Mail. “It is almost perfectly human adapted, it couldn’t do any better.”

He said it is possible the virus was created in a lab in China — deepening suspicions that the global pandemic originated in Wuhan.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Lia Eustachewich