[轉載]英國科學家因承認與武漢實驗室有聯繫而迴避病毒起源調查

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/uk-scientist-centre-pandemic-origins-debate-removed-inquiry/
UK scientist with links to Wuhan lab 'recuses himself' from inquiry into Covid origins
Dr Peter Daszak has left investigation into coronavirus emergence after concerns raised over links with Chinese laboratory

By
Anne Gulland,
GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY DEPUTY EDITOR
22 June 2021 • 12:55pm

A controversial British-born scientist has recused himself from an inquiry into the origins of the Covid pandemic amid concern over his links to a Wuhan laboratory tied to the ‘lab leak’ theory.

Dr Peter Daszak, president of the US-based EcoHealth Alliance, has “recused himself” from the inquiry by leading medical journal the Lancet after he failed to declare ties to the Wuhan Laboratory of Virology, which was conducting research into coronavirus in bats.

Dr Daszak was also a member of the WHO investigation into the source of the pandemic that issued its report earlier this year.

On the commission’s website it states that Dr Daszak has “recused himself from Commission work on the origins of the pandemic” but gives no further information.

The debate into how the virus has emerged has grown increasingly fraught, with some saying the "lab leak theory" was dismissed by the scientific community too early on. Last month US president Joe Biden ordered US intelligence agencies to "redouble" efforts to investigate the pandemic's origins, including the theory it came from the lab.

In February 2020 Dr Daszak, who has strongly condemned any suggestion that the virus came from the institute, co-authored a letter published in the Lancet with 26 other experts “in support of scientists, public health professionals and medical professionals combating Covid-19 in China”.

The letter stated: “The rapid, open, and transparent sharing of data on this outbreak is now being threatened by rumours and misinformation around its origins. We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that Covid-19 does not have a natural origin.”

At the time of the letter the authors declared no competing interests but in a statement published on its website on Monday the Lancet said: “Some readers have questioned the validity of this disclosure, particularly as it relates to one of the authors, Peter Daszak.”

Dr Daszak has worked closely with Shi Zhengli, known as “batwoman”, who leads work into bat viruses at the institute. And the EcoHealth Alliance, which has been a world leader in the hunt for animal viruses, has channeled some of its funding towards the institute, which involved collecting samples from bats and people at risk of infection from bat viruses.

That grant was stopped in April 2020 on the orders of then president Donald Trump but was reinstated later in the year.

In his updated statement of competing interests Dr Daszak says his organisation collaborates with a range of universities and governmental health and environmental science organisations in China.

He says that neither the EcoHealth Alliance nor he personally receive funding from the Chinese government.

Before he recused himself from the Lancet commission, which is supported by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Dr Daszak was one of a 12-strong international team looking at the origins of the pandemic and how future outbreaks could be prevented.

In a document setting out its terms of reference the team said it would look at multiple hypotheses into the origins, including whether the virus was bioengineered in the Wuhan lab or whether it escaped accidentally.

Earlier this year, Dr Daszak visited China as part of the joint WHO-China investigation into how the coronavirus emerged. That investigation concluded that while a laboratory leak was a possibility it was extremely unlikely and the virus was most likely to have been passed from bats via an “intermediate animal host” to humans before sparking an “explosive outbreak” in Wuhan.

However, WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said all theories remained on the table and called for further investigation. These plans are still being drawn up. 

The Lancet Group said in a statement: “Lancet Commissions bring together leading international experts with a broad range of relevant expertise to address the most pressing issues in global health and clinical medicine.

“Commissioners are invited through a collaboration between the Chairs of the Commission and journal editors. All final decisions about Commissioners and other contributors are made by the Commission Chair.”

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与武汉实验室有联系的英国科学家 "回避 "对科威德起源的调查
由于担心与中国实验室的联系,Peter Daszak博士已经离开了对冠状病毒出现的调查。

作者
安妮-古兰。
全球卫生安全》副主编
2021年6月22日 - 下午12:55

一位有争议的英国出生的科学家已经回避了对科维德大流行病起源的调查,因为人们担心他与一个与 "实验室泄漏 "理论有关的武汉实验室有联系。

总部设在美国的生态健康联盟主席彼得-达斯扎克博士已经 "回避 "主要医学杂志《柳叶刀》的调查,因为他没有声明与武汉病毒学实验室的关系,该实验室正在进行蝙蝠冠状病毒的研究。

达斯扎克博士也是世界卫生组织调查大流行病来源的成员,该调查在今年早些时候发布了报告。

在委员会的网站上,它说达斯扎克博士已经 "回避了委员会关于大流行病起源的工作",但没有提供进一步的信息。

关于该病毒如何出现的辩论已经变得越来越激烈,一些人说 "实验室泄漏理论 "很早就被科学界否定了。上个月,美国总统乔-拜登命令美国情报机构 "加倍 "努力调查该大流行病的起源,包括来自实验室的理论。

2020年2月,Daszak博士与其他26位专家共同撰写了一封发表在《柳叶刀》上的信,"支持科学家、公共卫生专业人员和医疗专业人员在中国防治Covid-19",他强烈谴责任何关于病毒来自该研究所的建议。

该信指出。"关于这一疫情的快速、公开和透明的数据共享现在正受到围绕其起源的谣言和错误信息的威胁。我们团结一致,强烈谴责暗示Covid-19没有自然来源的阴谋论"。

在写信时,作者宣布没有竞争性利益,但在周一发表在其网站上的一份声明中,《柳叶刀》说。"一些读者对这一披露的有效性提出质疑,特别是它与作者之一Peter Daszak有关"。

达斯扎克博士与被称为 "蝙蝠女 "的史正丽密切合作,后者在该研究所领导蝙蝠病毒的研究工作。而在寻找动物病毒方面一直处于世界领先地位的生态健康联盟已经将其部分资金用于该研究所,其中涉及收集蝙蝠和有可能感染蝙蝠病毒的人的样本。

2020年4月,在时任总统唐纳德-特朗普的命令下,该拨款被停止,但在该年晚些时候被恢复了。

在他更新的利益冲突声明中,Daszak博士说他的组织与中国的一系列大学和政府的健康和环境科学组织合作。

他说,生态健康联盟和他个人都没有接受中国政府的资助。

在他退出由联合国可持续发展解决方案网络支持的柳叶刀委员会之前,达斯扎克博士是一个由12人组成的国际小组的成员之一,该小组负责研究该大流行病的起源以及如何预防未来的爆发。

在一份阐述其职权范围的文件中,该小组表示,它将研究关于起源的多种假设,包括病毒是否在武汉实验室中进行了生物工程,或者是否意外地逃逸。

今年早些时候,Daszak博士访问了中国,作为世卫组织-中国对冠状病毒如何出现的联合调查的一部分。该调查的结论是,虽然实验室泄漏是一种可能性,但可能性极小,病毒最有可能从蝙蝠通过 "中间动物宿主 "传给人类,然后在武汉引发 "爆炸性爆发"。

然而,世卫组织总干事Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus博士说,所有的理论都还在讨论中,并呼吁进行进一步调查。这些计划仍在拟定之中。

柳叶刀集团在一份声明中说。"柳叶刀委员会汇集了具有广泛相关专业知识的国际领先专家,以解决全球健康和临床医学中最紧迫的问题。

"专员是通过委员会主席和期刊编辑之间的合作来邀请的。所有关于委员和其他贡献者的最终决定都由委员会主席做出。"
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