Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray has said the United States believes the most likely cause of the coronavirus pandemic was a leak from a laboratory in Wuhan, which was controlled by Chinese authorities. . About this he said in an interview with Sky News.
The Chinese government is doing everything it can to try to obstruct and obscure the investigation into the causes of the pandemic, Rei said.
As The Wall Street Journal previously reported, the US Department of Energy also believes a leak at a lab in China is the source of the pandemic. This is stated in a secret US intelligence report.
According to the publication, in the summer of 2021, the US government’s national laboratory offered a “plausible” version of the spread of COVID-19 – a leak from the laboratory. However, as informed The New York Times newspaper, two months later, the American intelligence services questioned the accuracy of this version and named it the most truthful theory on the emergence of the virus following contact human with an infected animal.
Versions about the lab’s origin of the virus in July 2022 were backed by economist Jeffrey Sachs. According to him, SARS-CoV-2 is of artificial origin and was created in an American biological laboratory. Russian scientists, in turn, disagreed with him. Anatoly Altshtein, chief researcher at the NF Gamaleya Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology, later told RTVI that Sachs’ statement was not a professional point of view. Senior researcher at the Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences, bioinformatician Alexander Panchin also explained that there are no publications containing the extensive evidence mentioned by Sachs. According to him, all the arguments in favor of the hypothesis of the flight from the laboratory have been expressed.
In the fall of 2021, US intelligence released a report on the origin of the coronavirus. Document affirmedthat the version of the development of SARS-CoV-2 as a biological weapon under the direction of the Chinese authorities has not been confirmed. The report also talks about the lack of sufficient information from Beijing and the reluctance of the Chinese authorities. In February 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement on the suspension of the investigation into the origin of COVID-19. The WHO explained this decision by the difficulties associated with conducting research in China and the refusal of the Chinese authorities to cooperate with experts. In 2021 WHO appointed leaked version of the lab virus “highly unlikely” cause of its appearance.
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