WHO chief ‘believes Covid DID leak from Wuhan lab’ after a ‘catastrophic accident’ in 2019
WHO chief ‘believes Covid DID leak from Wuhan lab’ after ‘catastrophic accident’ in 2019 despite publicly insisting ‘all hypotheses remain on the table’
- Director-General Tedros Adhanom entrusted a senior European official: source
- The Mail on Sunday first revealed concerns about Wuhan’s Institute of Virology
- Global death toll from Covid pandemic now estimated at over 18 million
- WHO that initially named lablek fears ‘a conspiracy theory’ and accepts China’s story
The head of the World Health Organization personally believes the Covid pandemic started after a leak from a Chinese lab, a high-ranking government source has claimed.
While the group has publicly insisted that “all hypotheses remain on the table” about the origin of Covid, the source said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), recently confided to a high-ranking European politician that the most likely explanation was a catastrophic accident at a lab in Wuhan, where infections first spread in late 2019.
The Mail on Sunday first revealed concerns within Western intelligence about the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where in April 2020 scientists manipulated coronaviruses sampled from bats in caves nearly 1,000 miles away – the same caves where Covid-19 is believed to have originated. The global death toll from the Covid pandemic is now estimated at more than 18 million.
Researchers work in a lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where Covid was first found
The WHO was initially criticized for its deferential approach to China during the pandemic, as well as its willingness to accept Beijing’s protests that claims about a lab leak were just a “conspiracy theory.”
In the absence of convincing evidence of ‘zoonotic’ spread – the process by which a virus passes from animals to humans – it now takes a more neutral public stance.
dr. Tedros notified member states of the pandemic this month, admitting: “We don’t have any answers yet about where it came from or how it entered the human population.
Understanding the origin of the virus is scientifically very important to prevent future epidemics and pandemics.
“But morally we also owe it to all those who have suffered and died and their families. The longer it takes, the harder it gets. We must accelerate and act with a sense of urgency.
“All hypotheses must remain on the table until we have evidence that allows us to exclude or exclude certain hypotheses. This makes it all the more urgent that this scientific work be kept separate from politics. The way to avoid politicization is for countries to share data and samples transparently and without government interference. The only way this scientific work can be successful is with the full cooperation of all countries, including China, where the first cases of SARS-CoV-2 were reported.”
The Mail on Sunday first revealed concerns about the region’s Institute of Virology in 2020
It was suggested that Covid ‘could have easily escaped while being analyzed by scientists’
Last year, the WHO established the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (Sago) to outline what studies would be needed to identify the origins of SARS-CoV-2 – as Covid is known scientifically – and to create “a global create a framework for studying the origin of emerging and re-emerging pathogens’.
An original WHO investigation into the outbreak was hotly contested by China, leading to a report concluding that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely transmitted to humans from a bat via another unidentified species.
But after 14 countries, including the UK, US and Australia, criticized their findings as heavily compromised, Dr. Tedros admitted the report’s shortcomings and ordered the new trial.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom is reluctant to openly criticize China
The government has taken a cautious approach in assigning blame for Covid — something China skeptics attribute to a fear of offending Beijing.
However, US intelligence has put the secret Wuhan lab at the center of its analysis.
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that in the fall of 2019 — weeks before the alarm was raised — workers at the institute had fallen ill with Covid-like symptoms, saying that as part of military projects, the scientists were experimenting with a bat coronavirus. that was very similar to the one causing Covid.
A WHO spokesperson said: ‘Dr Tedros has consistently said that all hypotheses remain on the table as scientists continue their work.’