“As part of that report, I have asked for areas of further investigation, including questions specific to China. I have also asked that the intelligence community be supported by our national laboratories and other agencies of our government in this effort. Work to enhance. Efforts. And I have asked the Intelligence Community to make Congress fully aware of its work, “Biden said in a statement.
The President said: “Failure to bring our inspectors to the ground in those early months will always impede any investigation into the origin of COVID-19.”
The World Health Organization investigated the origins of the epidemic and concluded in a report that the risk of accidental leakage from the Wuhan Institute, where coronovirus research was being conducted on bats, was “extremely low”. The report stated that “there were no reports of Kovid-19 compatible respiratory disease during the weeks / months prior to December 2019, and no serological infection of workers through SARS-CoV-2-specific serology-screening There was no proof. ”
But the WHO investigation was criticized by the US, United Kingdom and other governments for having limited access to “complete, original data and samples”. The organization was also accused of being highly respectful to China during the study. The study’s co-authors were 17 Chinese scientists, many from government institutions.
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