COVID-19 origins: Why did the Wuhan lab take down its online database?


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Share Copied As U.S.-led Western countries reportedly try to piece together a report accusing lab staff at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) of leaking COVID-19, China has been addressing and clarifying rumors. Head of the lab and a researcher at the WIV, Yuan Zhiming, explained the reason behind the shutdown of a public webpage showing the lab's virus database at a recent press conference about COVID-19 origins tracing. He told a Reuters reporter that the database was taken down because of "a large number of malicious attacks on the institute's website." Yuan added that the attacks also targeted work...