WHO scientists likely to reconsider China lab origin theory of Covid-19

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Published: May 26,2021 03:25 PM
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World Health Organisation (WHO) is likely to restudy the theory that SARS-CoV-2 probably originated from China’s Wuhan lab.

May 26, 2021: World Health Organisation (WHO) is likely to restudy the theory that SARS-CoV-2 probably originated from China’s Wuhan lab.



According to reports, previously overlooked Chinese data on extensive screening of animals for coronavirus around the time the pandemic erupted is among several areas identified for further study by WHO scientists investigating the origins of the virus.



However, specific date has not been set for the team’s return to China, but any future visit to the country may involve “smaller groups supporting specific studies first.”



The WHO report’s annex contains several data points providing an intriguing insight into China’s evolving knowledge of the virus and the likely timing of its emergence.



Meanwhile, the former head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said that circumstantial evidence of COVID-19 originating in a lab in China’s Wuhan continues to grow as researchers are yet to prove that the virus jumped from an animal to humans.



US former state secretary Mike Pompeo also claimed that every piece of evidence points to a leak of coronavirus from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). He also said that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) must be held ‘accountable’ for it.


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