President Joe Biden says the US will force China to take action on a comprehensive and comprehensive study on the origins of coronavirus.
United States President Joe Biden has ordered US spies to re-examine the underlying causes of coronavirus, including whether it was caused by human-animal interactions, or at a research center in China.
In a statement Wednesday, Biden said the U.S. intelligence team was “connected by comparing the two cases”, but did not find a clear answer as to where the coronavirus originated.
You also have little confidence in the latter, and you are divided on what might happen.
As a result, Biden said he had asked US law enforcement agencies “to intensify their efforts to collect and analyze information that could lead to a final conclusion” and explain it to him for 90 days.
“As part of the report, I have requested areas of inquiry that may be required, including Chinese inquiries,” said the US President.
World Health Organization (WHO) learning released at the end of March confirmed that the spread of the virus from bats to humans through other animals is a common occurrence and that the release of the lab is “unlikely”.
Questions remain, however, of the number of WHO researchers involved in investigative work in Wuhan, China, as well as previous clinical reports among researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Group of 14 countries caused anxiety of the WHO report, regarding the delay and lack of all information, while the WHO director general also asked to investigate the theory the explosion occurred as a result of the exit of the laboratory. China has strongly denied the allegations.
U.S. law enforcement officials, meanwhile, have been monitoring reports researchers in Wuhan virology laboratory was seriously ill in 2019, one month before the first cases of COVID-19.
But US government sources warned earlier this week that there was no evidence that the disease had originated in the lab.
A well-known intelligence report in the United States circulating in the administration of former President Donald Trump states that three Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers became ill in November 2019 so they went to the hospital, sources familiar with a US intelligence report and analysis told Reuters news agency.
It was not immediately clear if the investigators were hospitalized or what their symptoms were, said one source, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Chinese Foreign Minister Zhao Lijian said Monday that the reports were “completely false”.
Meanwhile, Biden on Wednesday said “the United States will continue to work with like-minded counterparts around the world to pressure China to participate in a comprehensive, transparent, evidence-based research and provide access to all information and evidence.”
Deputy Secretary of the Press House at the White House Karine Jean-Pierre says the law should not be interpreted as a US denial of a WHO study, but that its purpose is to provide information and assistance to the US in resolving existing questions.
“WHO is doing their thing [intelligence community] What they are doing right now is not the same, ”said Jean-Pierre.
“This is something that can happen right away,” he told reporters at the White House.