Joe Biden’s decision to expand U.S. investigations into the origins of the Kovid 1 pandemic has led an intelligence agency to speculate that he escaped from the Wuhan laboratory, and his administration’s strained relations with China have taken a new turn.
Biden said Thursday morning that he would publish the results of a 90-day investigation that prioritized intelligence agencies. The move represents a dramatic change so far in the administration’s policy of abandoning investigations World Health Organization.
The United States on Thursday urged the WHO to complete a second phase of research into the origin of the coronavirus, with independent experts providing full access to basic data and samples. China.
“It is important that China provides independent experts with full access to complete, basic data and samples that are relevant to understanding the source of the virus and the early stages of the epidemic,” the U.S. military told the UN in Geneva.
Baiji is angry that Biden’s announcement is part of a geopolitical struggle. The Chinese government questioned Washington’s intentions and dismissed 200 “intelligence” records of US intelligence leading the war in Iraq.
However, as Biden acknowledged, the US intelligence community is divided on the possible origin of the epidemic. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a statement on Thursday acknowledging the disagreement and acknowledging that the facts would not be continued.
“The American intelligence community does not know exactly where, when or how the Covid 1 virus was transmitted at first, but there are two possible scenarios: either it came naturally from human contact with infected animals or it was a laboratory accident.”
“The two elements of IC tend to lean towards the front view and one leans more towards the rear – with each low or medium confidence – most elements within the IC do not believe that there is enough information to evaluate more than one possibility. Others
“IC continues to aggressively collect and analyze new information to examine all available evidence, consider it from different perspectives, and determine the origin of the virus,” the statement said.
The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan at the end of 2001 and has since spread worldwide, killing about 3.5 million people. There is still widespread agreement among scientists that the most probable explanation is that Covid 1 evolved from a natural animal to a human.
On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the virus had come from Wuhan’s laboratory and was “extremely unlikely to be detected.” Findings of the March Report By the World Health Organization Mission.
Zhao said:[The US’s] One purpose is to use the epidemic to replace accusations of stigma and political manipulation. They are disrespecting science, irresponsible to people’s lives and reacting to global efforts to fight the virus. ”
“The infamous track record of the US intelligence community has long been known to the world,” Zhao said, justifying the US-led invasion of Iraq with the 2003 Iraq war and baseless intelligence.
On Wednesday, Biden called on U.S. intelligence agencies to report back to him in an effort to reach a “definitive conclusion” about the origin of the coronavirus.
He directed US National Laboratories to assist in the research China To co-operate with international investigations into the origin of the epidemic. Biden said he also asked the intelligence community to inform Congress about its work on the issue.
“The United States is also working with like-minded partners around the world to pressure China to participate in full, transparent, evidence-based international research and access to all relevant data and evidence,” he said.
Rumors that Sars-CoV-2 It may have come from a Chinese laboratory The turnaround began soon after China first reported the incident early last year. Although the term was dismissed as a fringe theory, it was promoted by Donald Trump, his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and Republican senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas as the death toll rose in the last months of the Trump administration. .
This theory was rejected by most scientists, and an international expert mission to China on behalf of the WHO in February called the laboratory leak theory “extremely impossible.”
Peter Ben Ambarek, head of the WHO mission, said the search for the origin of the Covid 1 identification had a “natural reservoir” in the bat, but was not “possible” in Wuhan.
However, the organisation’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Gabrieus, said in March that “all speculations are on the table” after 114 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, issued a joint statement expressing concern over the WHO’s findings.
Sunday, The Wall Street JournalThe former U.S. intelligence agency reported, citing “previously unchanged,” that three staff members at Wuhan’s main virus laboratory had been diagnosed with covid-like symptoms and the first covid patient was taken to hospital in early December 2011 before being recorded.
Informing people about the intelligence, CNN reported Monday that the intelligence community “still didn’t know the investigators were really sick.” “At the end of the day, there’s still nothing definite,” one of those spies told CNN.
The Wall Street Journal’s report comes on the heels of a preliminary meeting of the WHO’s main decision-making body, which was expected to discuss in detail the next phase of the investigation into the origin of Kovid1.
Baiji vehemently denied the report, Calling it “completely untrue.” On Thursday, Zhao also offered China’s own theory without proving that the virus may have originated from a U.S. military base in Maryland.