The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that caused the 2020 pandemic was created in a laboratory at the Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China. That was the opinion of Robert Redfield, former head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"I don't believe that it somehow passed from bat to human and immediately became one of the most contagious viruses in human history. Usually when a pathogen passes from zoonotic to human, it takes time for it to become more effective. I hold the view that the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was the laboratory. The virus "slipped away" from there. Other people don't believe that. That's fine. Science will find the truth sooner or later," he stated.
According to Redfield's version, the leak of the coronavirus from the Wuhan lab was unintentional. "It's not unusual for respiratory pathogens being worked on in a lab to infect a lab employee. It does not imply any intentionality," the scientist stressed.