Wuhan Institute of Virology
| Wuhan Institute of Virology |
(BSL4 facility, University)
The Wuhan Institute of Virology is 8.6km from the seafood market identified as the first cluster of COVID-19 cases.
|The Wuhan Institute of Virology houses China's only BSL4 facility, where internationally published research involved the creation of transgenic novel coronaviruses by combining SARS with HIV.|
The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) opened mainland China's first biosafety level 4 laboratory in 2015. They have published many papers about novel coronaviruses, including transgenic SARS/HIV hybrid viruses.
In 2016 researchers at the WIV reported "the isolation and characterisation of a novel bat coronavirus which is much closer to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) in genomic sequence than others previously reported." 
|Document:Logistical and Technical Exploration into the Origins of the COVID-19 virus||report||31 January 2020||Jonathan Jay Couey||Report of a thorough investigation into the origins of the virus that caused the pandemic. Whilst the author is circumspect, the evidence presented points clearly to the virus being the product of laboratory engineering.|