Wuhan Virus Research Institute: Looking back over the past month or so to pay, the question is worthy of the

On February 19, Wuhan Virus Research Institute issued a “letter to the entire staff and graduate students”, said that since the outbreak, the Internet spread a number of rumors, such as “the new coronavirus originated from synthetic”, “the virus is leaked from P4” “military takeover P4” “a researcher died due to virus leakage” “a graduate student is a ‘zero patient'” A researcher real name report led by”, etc., triggered the continued concern from all walks of life, adhere to the scientific research front line of scientific research personnel caused great harm, but also seriously interfered with the war “epidemic” emergency scientific research mission.

Looking back over the past month or so of hard work, we have a clear conscience!

Wuhan Virus Research Institute: Looking back over the past month or so to pay, the question is worthy of the

The following is the full text of a letter issued by Wuhan Virus Research Institute to the staff and graduate students of the Institute:   

Staff and graduate students:

Since the outbreak of new crown pneumonia, party members and cadres, workers and graduate students of the whole institute resolutely implement the party’s decision-making and the deployment of the Party group of the academy, strictly prevent the outbreak, and take the initiative to undertake the heavy responsibility of scientific and technological research. But recently, the network spread related to my several rumors, such as “new corona virus from synthetic” “virus is from P4 leakage” “military takeover P4” “a researcher died due to virus leakage” “a graduate student is ‘zero patient’ “a researcher real name report led” and so on, has aroused continued concern from all walks of life, To adhere to the scientific research line of my researchers caused great harm, but also seriously interfered with the war “epidemic” emergency scientific research mission.

Since the outbreak, I go all out to carry out scientific research, my colleagues, students in response to the Call of the Institute, take the initiative to give up the Spring Festival holiday, overcome difficulties, strictly implement the epidemic prevention and control and laboratory biosecurity management provisions, race against time, night after night, fighting in the war “epidemic” front line, practice science and technology workers “innovative technology, “The responsibility and responsibility of the country for the people.” My high-grade biosecurity cluster platform upholds the purpose of opening up to domestic and foreign, and also provides strong support for relevant institutions at home and abroad to carry out joint scientific research on new coronavirus.

On the evening of December 30, 2019, after Receiving samples of unexplained pneumonia from Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan City, I overnight organized strength and 72 hours of attack, and on January 2, 2020, I determined the whole genome sequence of the new coronavirus, and on January 5, 2020, I isolated the virus strain. On January 9th, the national virus resource bank was completed and standardized preservation was completed, and on January 11th it submitted the virus sequence to the World Health Organization as one of the designated agencies of the National Health and Health Commission. At the same time, a great deal of work has been carried out in the fields of pathogen identification, virus traceability, pathogen detection, antiviral drugs and vaccine development, and animal model building, and good progress has been made. In addition, as one of the designated institutions in Wuhan City, I participated in the detection of the pathogenofof of new coronavirus pneumonia, since January 26, the cumulative detection of suspected new coronary pneumonia patients pharynx swab samples of about 4000, I also sent by the staff and graduate students composed of a small team to support Huanggang City pathogen testing, for the outbreak prevention and control work.

Looking back over the past month or so of hard work, we have a clear conscience!

At present, the epidemic, science and technology is the war “epidemic” front line. Let us closely unite around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as its core, resolutely respond to the call of the Party Central Committee, give full play to the role of the battle fortress of Party organizations at all levels and the pioneering and exemplary role of Party members and cadres in the scientific research line! Please firm confidence, eliminate interference, unity, dedicated to do a good job in science and technology and epidemic prevention and control work, with solid work results to reflect the science and technology “national team” mission and responsibility, in order to win the epidemic prevention and control war to provide a strong scientific and technological support!

At present, China is refueling! Wuhan is refueling! We Wuhan virus must also refuel!

All members of the leadership team of Wuhan Virus Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

February 19, 2020