China's 'bat woman' warns corona is just tip of iceberg

China's 'bat woman' warns corona is just tip of iceberg

The Hans India

Beijing: Shi Zhengli, a virologist renowned for her work on coronavirus in bats, said in an interview on Chinese state television that viruses being discovered now are "just the tip of the iceberg" and called for international cooperation in the fight against epidemics.

Known as China's "bat woman," the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology said research into viruses needs scientists and governments to be transparent and cooperative, and that it is "very regrettable" when science is politicized.

"If we want to prevent human beings from suffering from the next infectious disease outbreak, we must go in advance to learn of these unknown viruses carried by wild animals in nature and give early warnings," Shi told CGTN.

"If we don't study them there will possibly be another outbreak." Her interview with TV channel CGTN coincided with the start of the National People's Congress, an annual meeting of China's top leadership in Beijing.

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