"Viral" Video: Chinese military scientist describes editing a Coronavirus into a bio-weapon in 2018 TV news segment
Emily K Becker
17 February 2020
A clip from a Chinese television news show has been circulating the net recently, causing a stir over it’s chilling modern-day relevance.
It features a segment on weaponizing viral outbreaks. The host of the show talks with Chen Hu, a former Chinese military scientist.
He describes the possibilities of altering a virus into a bio weapon, using coronavirus SARS as an example, even explaining how they could be designed to target specific ethnic groups.
"If we use gene editing and transform these bacteria and viruses, then we will be able to produce a more widespread and lethal super virus," he says.
View the clip here: