OREANDA-NEWS Deigin spoke about the international DRASTIC group, which included 25 researchers of the origin of COVID-19, which includes himself, as well as specialists from China, the USA, Italy, Australia and other countries. The group exists behind closed doors, and some of the members have not yet revealed their names. Among them, only five or six work in scientific organizations, and the rest are "data miners, a few programmers and specialists who simply have good logical thinking".

According to Deigin, "more convincing" evidence of a laboratory leak of the coronavirus is more likely to emerge soon. For example, a copy of the database that the Wuhan Institute of Virology has deleted may be found.  The researcher said: “Maybe we will find fragments of SARS-CoV-2 in the datasets of the original sequencing data, which were published before the start of the pandemic, and we will show: there he is”. In particular, this may indicate that the Wuhan laboratory was working on at least the predecessor SARS-CoV-2.

On June 13, it was reported that the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, assessed the version of a coronavirus leak from the laboratory. He noted that he does not exclude the laboratory origin of SARS-CoV-2. According to Gebreyesus, there was no necessary "transparency and cooperation" on the part of China at the initial stage of the investigation. “There were difficulties with the exchange of data, especially raw data,” he concluded.