WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden opined on Friday that China was withholding “critical information” regarding the ancestry of Covid-19. The US intelligence came to a conclusion that the virus was not a human-made bio weapon but the fact whether it had escaped from a laboratory or not, remained unclear.
The United States , is assured that the Chinese government or scientists had no prior knowledge about the devastating outbreak. The pandemic has currently claimed 4.5 million lives, and counting.
“Critical information about the origins of this pandemic exists in the People’s Republic of China, yet from the beginning, government officials in China have worked to prevent international investigators and members of the global public health community from accessing it.To this day, the PRC continues to reject calls for transparency and withhold information, even as the toll of this pandemic continues to rise ” stated the American President.
US intelligence has dismissed the possibility of coronavirus being pre developed as a weapon. Many agencies are still debating , as to whether the virus was genetically engineering or not. No solid conclusion has been made.
The scientist and research community remains divided on the pathogen’s inception.
National Intelligence Council is of tje opinion that an animal is responsible for spreading the deadly virus and transmission to the humankind. Another agency advocates the theory that the pathogen had leaked out of a research laboratory . Other research centers were unable to come to any conclusion.
The scientist fraternity lack clinical samples and epidemiological data from the Covid-19 cases that had taken place at the beginning, thus an unimpeachable conclusion was not possible.
Biden emphasized on the fact that America, along with the allies would continue to pursue China to provide the details on the same.
“We must have a full and transparent accounting of this global tragedy. Nothing less is acceptable,” he commented.
Beijing has not entertained calls from the United States or other countries who sought information about the origins of Covid-19.
A fresh investigation, was initiated after a visit by a World Health Organization team in January, failed to resolve anything.
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