Covid-19 Origin

WHO team in Wuhan says 'extremely unlikely' virus leaked from a lab in China
WHO press conference in Wuhan
WHO press conference in Wuhan Credit: WHO (YouTube Capture)

After visiting the Wuhan Institute of Virology, World Health Organization experts have closed the lid on a controversial theory that coronavirus came from a lab leak or was made by scientists.

Peter Ben Embarek, WHO lead investigator, said the next step would be to "look at the possible pathways of introduction of the virus into the human population," and for any evidence that it might have made that jump into humans earlier than currently known.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Fauci says that White House has ordered NIH to cancel Covid-19 research funding
Fauci says that White House has ordered NIH to cancel Covid-19 research funding
Credit: The White House from Washington, DC (Public Domain)

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that the White House has ordered to cancel funding for the Covid-19 research. Fauci stated "It was cancelled because the NIH was told to cancel it" and clarified to Politico that the White House gave the instructions. The project had been studying how Covid-19 could spread from bats to humans.

Regional News • Asia • China
Chinese state media dismisses accusation that Covid-19 originated in a laboratory

The Global Times newspaper, which is owned by the Chinese State and controlled by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, has published an editorial article reaction to the accusation of the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that there was "enormous evidence" for a laboratory origination of Covid-19. The article stated that "Pompeo does not have any evidence, and during Sunday's interview, he was bluffing" and asks for Pompeo to "present this so-called evidence to the world".