Gao Fu, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control, said in an interview with the media recently that no CCP virus was detected in animal samples from the South China Seafood Market in Wuhan, but viruses were detected in environmental samples including sewer wastewater. However, in late January, Gao Fu said at a press conference that the virus came from wild animals sold in the seafood market in Wuhan.
According to Observer.com, this Monday (25th), Gao Fu, member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and director of the National Center for Disease Control, was interviewed by Phoenix Satellite Television to introduce the domestic virus tracing progress and the investigation of the South China Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan. Gao Fu said that he had personally collected some specimens in Wuhan in early January. No virus was detected in the animal samples taken, but viruses were detected in environmental samples including sewer wastewater.
CCP had been insisting on saying that the source of the virus was the seafood market
The day before the lockdown of Wuhan on January 22, Gao Fu stated at a news conference of the State Council Office that the source of the new coronavirus was wild animals illegally sold in a seafood market in Wuhan. He said: “From now on, its source is the wild animals sold and exposed in such a seafood market in the early days.” Gao Fu did not say that the virus came from a sewer environment sample at the time.
Four days later on January 26, the state media Xinhua News Agency quoted the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention as saying that for the first time from the 585 environmental samples from the South China Seafood Market in Wuhan, 33 samples were detected containing novel coronavirus nucleic acids. The virus was successfully isolated from positive environmental specimens, suggesting that the virus originated from wild animals sold in the South China Seafood Market.
Chinese Netizens distrust their government
The recent remarks of Gao Fu, the top person in charge of the Chinese Center for Disease Control, sparked heated debate. Netizen “Quan Quan” wrote that the virus was brought by the Yankees. “Mars netizens” posted that the seafood market was not the source. It was a misunderstanding. Some people also accused Gao Fu of playing a word game to avoid accountability.
In the past few months, the outside world has been questioning whether the virus came from Wuhan P4 Lab. The CCP emphasized that it came from the South China seafood market. Guan Yi, a Hong Kong infectious disease expert, visited the Wuhan seafood market in late January only to find out that all the clues had been destroyed.