U.S. intelligence acknowledges that the origin of Govt-19 can never be traced. There is a new, comprehensive research version of whether the corona virus has spread from animals to humans or whether it has left the laboratory. Without the help of China, a final report on the origin of the virus would not have been possible.
In a statement released Friday, the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has denied allegations that the virus was created as a biological weapon. However, there are two plausible hypotheses about the outbreak of the epidemic that hit the world: natural origin or laboratory leak. But apparently all experts and analysts cannot agree on which of the two hypotheses is more likely – or whether the question of origin can ever be clarified.
Beijing shows cold shoulder
As long as China remains silent on such investigations, humanity will never know the origin of Kovit-19: “China’s cooperation will be necessary to come to a final assessment of the origin of Kovit-19,” he says. Report. “However, Beijing continues to block global investigations, refuse to release information and blame other countries, including the United States.”
According to the report, “there is a lack of clinical models or a full understanding of the epidemiological data of the first Govt-19 cases”. Open questions include Govt-19’s early cases, the occupation rate of Chinese hospitals, and information about animals being offered at several new markets in Wuhan.
Wuhan’s Institute of Virology has repeatedly stated in the report that there are questions with which animals have been tested and which transmission chains may be possible.
China responded immediately with harsh criticism to the report: “The United States’ approach to relying on its intelligence apparatus instead of scientists to detect the origins of Govt-19 is a complete political farce,” said Liu Pengui, a spokeswoman for the Chinese embassy in Washington. Rather, it would be an obstacle for the United States to explore the reasons for that. The report “only undermines scientific research on the origin and hinders global efforts to identify the source of the virus,” Liu said.
The Chinese pretend not to block such investigations, but the original question is unnecessarily politicized: “We support science-based efforts to detect the origin of the virus and will continue to actively support it,” said embassy spokesman Liu. “However, we are strongly opposed to any attempt to politicize the issue.”
On the other hand, the US report is open to “reviewing the findings if further evidence emerges”. China’s blocking stance, on the other hand, raises further questions. The Chinese opposition to close cooperation with other countries and organizations in investigating the origin of the virus reflects Beijing’s “uncertainty about where the investigation will lead”. (Case)