Facebook won’t block posts about covid-19 being man-made anymore

Facebook won’t block posts about covid-19 being man-made anymore

Facebook won’t block posts about covid-19 being man-made anymore

'I have now asked the intelligence community to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that could bring us closer to a definitive conclusion, and to report back to me in 90 days, ' said Biden.

Biden issued a statement on Wednesday in which he said the USA intelligence community has "coalesced around two likely scenarios", that the virus emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident.

U.S. intelligence agencies have continued to examine whether the virus emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals or if it could have been the result of a laboratory accident.

Among them, a few possibilities, such as the theory which said that the virus originated in nature, have received more traction than others.

According to CNN, previously overlooked Chinese data on extensive screening of animals for coronavirus around the time the pandemic erupted is among several areas identified for further study by World Health Organization scientists investigating the origins of the virus, as per a source.

The WHO team was also only allowed three hours inside the Wuhan Institute of Virology and were unable to examine any of the Wuhan institute's safety logs, or records of testing on its staff.

China is intensely sensitive to allegations it could have done more to stop the spread of a pandemic that has gone on to kill well over 3.4 million people and has eviscerated economies since emerging in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.

Chinese officials have emphasized research showing evidence of coronavirus infections outside China in late 2019 and pointed to frozen food imports as a possible vector.

"It showed that the pathogen's sequence was not the same as the already existing viruses".

'We need to get to the bottom of this and we need a completely transparent process from China, ' he said.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki, when asked about the matter on May 24, said that the Biden administration has "repeatedly called for the World Health Organization to support an expert-driven evaluation of the pandemic's origins that is free from interference or politicization". "For us, it is impossible to work with unconfirmed information". China has been vehemently denying that the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan and took exception to Trump's reference to it as "China virus" or "Wuhan virus".

Jonna Mazet, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Davis, who has worked with and trained researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the past, said the spreading of the virus is "highly unlikely a lab accident", listing four reasons in an interview with Business Insider in last May. He did not elaborate but said there was no evidence to suggest it emerged from a lab.

Biden in his Wednesday statement said the USA would continue to work to ascertain the origins of the pandemic.

The medical expert working closely with President Biden, Dr Fauci on Monday said that he wasn't convinced that the virus developed naturally and called for a thorough investigation.

"This fully shows that the USA side does not care about facts and truth, nor is it interested in serious scientific origin tracing, but wants to use the epidemic to engage in stigmatization and political manipulation, and to shirk responsibility", Zhao said.

Biden said in a statement that he has called for further investigation into the pandemic's origins.

China has always upheld a responsible, cooperative, transparent attitude to the origin-tracing work.

The WHO team investigating the origins of coronavirus visited the Hubei Center for animal disease control and prevention in Wuhan, on February 2, 2021, as per CNN.

US politicians from both parties are agitating for answers. The newspaper cited unnamed US government sources familiar with a previously undisclosed USA intelligence report. The two exceptions have been around elections and COVID-19.

Koopmans was a member of the WHO-China joint team studying the origins of the pandemic and had traveled to Wuhan, the capital of Hebei Province.

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