The China-controlled World Health Organization’s report on the origins of the coronavirus was leaked then released in a shambles. Its conclusions on the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis contradicts and ignores details laid out by State Department cables and a declassified fact sheet, putting it on a collision course with U.S. intelligence.
It says claims that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press.
It’s a complete whitewash. In fact so much so that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director of the WHO, has been shamed into retreating and saying that the theory over the Wuhan laboratory being the source of the coronavirus was still ‘open’ and the report may not be released yet.
One member of the World Health Organization investigative team said the WHO took the word of Chinese lab workers about the possibility of COVID-19 originating through a Wuhan lab escape, as a new WHO-China joint report concluded it was unlikely and didn’t need further study.
Trump and Biden officials have said the Chinese government worked to thwart investigations into the origins of the virus, which has killed 2.78 million people worldwide, and both administrations have cast doubt on the manner in which the joint WHO-China study had been conducted in early 2021. Washington Examiner.
You can watch their “sucking up to China” press briefing here.
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