Daily Mail: UK scientists created mutant Covid strains in ‘high-risk, low-benefit’ lab experiments

Just days after the Boston University gain-of-function experiment scandal, a Daily Mail report today claims that scientists at Imperial College in London are engaged in similar research.

  • Hamsters were infected with mutant viruses, blends of original Wuhan strain and parts of Omicron or Delta
  • Critics of the lab experiments, carried out by Imperial College London earlier this year, called it ‘insanity’
  • Twenty scientists were involved in the project, including one who sits on Government advisory panel SAGE
  • The university insists the study, part-funded by the taxpayer, followed UK regulations and was entirely safe

Daily Mail report