A new “joint WHO-China study” into the origins of the COVID pandemic, which originated in China, claims that the theory that the coronavirus escaped from a lab in Wuhan to be the least likely theory out of four possible theories — however, U.S. officials are casting doubt on the report.
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The report claims that the most likely scenario was that humans contracted the coronavirus through an animal and that the lab leak theory was “extremely unlikely.” The report contends that the most likely theory is that a bat infected another animal which then infected a human.
“The team proposed further research in every area except the lab leak hypothesis,” The Associated Press reports. “The report’s release has been repeatedly delayed, raising questions about whether the Chinese side was trying to skew the conclusions to prevent blame for the pandemic falling on China.”
However, top former and current U.S. officials are raising doubts about the credibility of the report, and some believe that the lab leak is the most likely theory.
Jamie Metzl, former NSC official in the Clinton administration and member of a WHO advisory committee on genetic engineering, told CBS’s “60 Minutes” that the WHO’s trip to China was “not” an investigation and that China essentially conducted all the investigations. Metzl pointed out potential issues with the theory that the pandemic had a natural origin, saying that there would have likely been “some kind of evidence of an outbreak” between southern China, where bats that carry very similar strains of the novel coronavirus are located, and Wuhan, where the pandemic was first detected. Metzl suggested that the pandemic could have come from the lab in Wuhan.
I talked with @FoxFriendsFirst this morning about the new WHO report that blames the COVID outbreak on "animals." This much is clear: the collaboration between the #CCP and WHO in this report's production is biased. China must be held responsible. pic.twitter.com/CmXooUoHrY
— Congresswoman Kat Cammack (@RepKatCammack) March 29, 2021
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Metzl joined more than two-dozen other signatories on a WHO letter earlier this month in demanding that the international community put in place a team to investigate the origins of the pandemic because the efforts so far “do not constitute a thorough, credible, and transparent investigation.”
Former CDC Director Robert Redfield, a virologist, said in a recent CNN interview that he believes that the pandemic started in a lab in Wuhan and that it escaped. “I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human. And at that moment in time, the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human to human transmission,” Redfield said. “Normally, when a pathogen goes from a zoonotic to human, it takes a while for it to figure out how to become more and more efficient.”
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a CNN interview that aired on Sunday that the Biden administration has “real concerns about the methodology and the process that went into that report, including the fact that the government in Beijing apparently helped to write it.” Biden National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said last month that the Biden administration had “deep concerns about the way in which the early findings of the Covid-19 investigation were communicated and questions about the process used to reach them.”