WHO scientists likely to reconsider China lab origin theory of Covid-19
28 May, 2021, 03:53
Zhao said it was "disrespectful" to the World Health Organization probe to revive the theory, and risked an "undermining of global solidarity to fight the virus".
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was asked whether he believed COVID-19 was a "natural occurrence" at a Senate hearing on Wednesday.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo falsely claimed on Wednesday night that the U.S. government "had not been open to the lab theory", which contradicts his own reportingback in April 2020 on intel officials investigating the Wuhan leak possibility.
"Open up Fort Detrick military base as early as possible, and all the bio labs the USA has around the world", he said, referring to a USA research facility in Maryland.
Prof Lawrence Young, virologist and professor of molecular oncology at the University of Warwick, said: "The only way to stop future pandemics driven by viruses that spill over into humans from animals is to fully understand the conditions by which such spread could have happened and do everything to prevent it happening again".
"As of today, the U.S. Intelligence Community has "coalesced around two likely scenarios" but has not reached a definitive conclusion on this question", Biden said in the statement.
"The United States will also keep working with like-minded partners around the world to press China to participate in a full, transparent, evidence-based worldwide investigation and to provide access to all relevant data and evidence", Mr. Biden said.
The lab-leak theory, initially dismissed as "highly unlikely" by a delayed World Health Organization mission to China, has resurfaced in recent days, driven by Washington.
"Lately, some people have played the old trick of political hype on the origin tracing of COVID-19 in the world. Such study and investigation shall be full, transparent and evidence-based, and shall get to the bottom to make everything clear". The document acknowledged divisions over whether the virus was naturally transmitted from animals to humans - the prevailing theory of scientists - or whether it leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a claim popular with Republicans that hasn't been ruled out by experts. "While the pandemic is still causing great damage in today's world and the global community is expecting greater coordination among countries, some people are turning to their old playbook", said the spokesperson. Or do they want to see a replay of tragedies?
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The Trump administration had said it suspected the virus may have escaped from a Chinese lab, which Beijing denies . The coronavirus had initially been reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019.
The P4 lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology is at the centre of accusations from the U.S. that Covid-19 leaked from the site. Evidence supporting the lab's leak will not surface unless there is a whistleblower or regime change in China.
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