A British newspaper stated this Sunday, June 19, that the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesusbelieves that The covid-19 virus escaped from the laboratory in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
Tedros Adhanom “privately believes that the covid pandemic started after a leak from a Chinese laboratory”he claimed TheDailyMail citing a high-level British government source.
The head of the WHO “had recently confided to a high-level European politician that the explanation plus probable” of the start of the pandemic was “a catastrophic accident in a laboratory in Wuhan”.
In public, however, the Ethiopian maintains that “all hypotheses” about the origin of covid-19 “remain on the table.”
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“We still don’t have the answers about where it came from or how it entered the human population. Understanding the origins of the virus is very important scientifically to prevent future epidemics and pandemics,” he said in a global report in early June.
“But morally, too. we owe it to all who have suffered and died and to their families. The longer it takes, the more difficult it becomes. We need to speed up and act with a sense of urgency,” she said.
And he concluded: “All hypotheses must remain on the table until we have evidence that allows us to rule out or rule out certain hypotheses. This makes it all the more urgent that this scientific work be kept separate from politics.”
It was in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is home to a major Institute of Virology, that infections first spread in late 2019.
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In this research center scientists would have been manipulating samples ofhe coronavirus that affected bats in caves more than 1,500 km away, the same caves where Covid-19 is suspected to have originated.
The institute houses the Virus Cultivation Center, the most important virus bank in Asia where more than 1,500 varieties are preserved, according to its website.
Within the complex there is Asia’s first high-security laboratory capable of handling class 4 (P4) pathogens, that is, dangerous viruses that are transmitted from person to person, such as Ebola.
The 3,000 m2 P4 laboratory is located inside a square building with a cylindrical annex, near a pond, at the foot of a wooded hill, on the outskirts of Wuhan.
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The WHO launched its alert on Covid-19 on January 30, 2020, weeks after detecting the first cases in China. Proclaimed the pandemic on March 11, until today the virus it infected 540 million people and the death toll worldwide is estimated to be as high as 18 million.
The one who was Secretary of State during the Trump administration, Mike Pompeo, assured that the workers of the institute had become ill with symptoms similar to those of Covid weeks before the alarm sounded.
At first, the WHO was criticized for its deferential approach to China regarding the pandemic, as well as for his willingness to accept government claims that speculation of a lab leak was a “conspiracy theory.”
But now, andhe critical tone of Tedros towards China, which he believes is not transparent enough about the origin of the pandemic, it was worth several reproaches of beijing.
“The way to avoid politicization is for countries to share data and samples with transparency and without interference from any government,” claimed the WHO chief.
In May, the head of the WHO publicly stated that politics “Covid zero” imposed by the Chinese regime was “unsustainable”: “Moving to another strategy will be very important,” he added.
The former editor-in-chief of the nationalist tabloid Global TimesHu Xijin, very influential on the internet, considered the criticism of the WHO “unimportant”.
“If they say that the Chinese method is not sustainable, they should come up with one that is more efficient and sustainable. But they don’t give any!”he stated on his Weibo account, with 24 million followers.
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