/ 01 April 2021

Complaints about COVID origin story

While stopping short of identifying a definitive cause of COVID-19, this week’s World Health Organisation’s final report into where and how the coronavirus started said it was unlikely to be a laboratory leak led to the outbreak. Instead, it was probably transmitted to humans from bats via another animal. Cue backlash from the US and 13 other countries, including Oz, who say China did not provide sufficient data to investigators… And WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus yesterday said that “further investigation” was needed to conclusively rule out the lab leak theory. “Let me say clearly that as far as WHO is concerned, all hypotheses remain on the table,” he said. Beijing has yet to respond but has consistently denied the virus was cultivated in a lab in Wuhan.

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