Sir Richard Dearlove tells The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast he believes China could destroy evidence of Wuhan Coronavirus leak

3 June 2021

Former head of MI6, Sir Richard Dearlove, has spoken to The Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast, hosted by columnists Allison Pearson and Liam Halligan, about the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the interview, Sir Richard describes the Coronavirus pandemic as the ‘most disruptive global event since World War Two’ and that ‘it must change the way that we view China in the future, the way that we view our relationship with China’.

Sir Richard also said that evidence that a lab leak in Wuhan had sparked the Coronavirus pandemic has probably been destroyed by China, saying: ‘We don’t know that’s what’s happened, but a lot of data has probably been destroyed or made to disappear so it’s going to be difficult to prove definitely the case for a gain-of-function chimera being the cause of the pandemic’.

Read more extracts from the interview here, or listen to this week’s episode here. If using any of this material, please credit The Daily Telegraph’s Planet Normal podcast.


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