World Health Organization scientists likely to reconsider China lab origin theory of Covid-19

Ruben Hill
May 26, 2021

The organization concluded it was "extremely unlikely" that it was caused by a lab leak, but noted that further investigation is needed.

"Now everybody is agreeing that I was right when I very early on called Wuhan as the source of Covid-19", the former president said Tuesday.

On Monday, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian denied the accuracy of the intelligence report and said Wuhan Institute of Virginology staff had not been infected before December 2019.

Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus issued a strong warning while addressing the UN's health agency's annual assembly of health ministers from its 194 member states.

Citing a United States intelligence report, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that a trio from the Wuhan Institute of Virology were hospitalized with a seasonal illness in November 2019. Does it really care about the origin-tracing of the virus or just want to divert attention?

In 2014, Dr. Daszak received a $3.4 million grant from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, directed by Dr. Anthony Fauci, to fund a bat-derived coronavirus study along with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The United States and China are fiercely on how to track the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic as Washington seeks to conduct a new round of research with independent worldwide experts.

"Now we must honour our departed by taking urgent action this year - to strengthen health security and pandemic preparedness so that we are better prepared for the next global health crisis", he said.

Becerra also said the countries must also do more to understand our current pandemic and look forward toward detecting, preparing, and responding to future biological threats.

The Biden administration has updated the USA call for a more complete investigation of its origins COVID-19After a report last weekend, the theory that the disease was accidentally released from a research institute in Wuhan, China, was supported. We were not-during that first phase of the investigation, there was not access to data, there was not information provided.

A long-delayed report by a team of experts dispatched by the World Health Organization to Wuhan and their Chinese counterparts drew no firm conclusions on the origins of the pandemic. "We would certainly participate in that with all of our research - resources from the United States", she said in response to a question at a White House briefing.

Meanwhile, the former head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that circumstantial evidence of Covid-19 originating in a lab in China's Wuhan continues to grow as researchers are yet to prove that the virus jumped from an animal to humans, as per a report in The Hill newspaper. "Look, I do think it's important to remember that part of the issue back when this was first being reported on and discussed back ... when the pandemic had begun, then-President Trump and Mike Pompeo, the secretary of state, both suggested they had seen evidence this was formed in a lab, and they also suggested it was not released on goal, but they refused to release the evidence showing what it was". "Now they are all saying: 'He was right'".

Beijing dismissed the journal's report as "not at all true".

"Until we have enough data, we need to make serious hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers", a group of researchers from top USA universities published in Science in mid-May.

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