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WHO: It’s unlikely coronavirus pandemic started in Chinese lab

After carrying out investigations in Wuhan, China, the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded it “very unlikely” the coronavirus pandemic originated in a Chinese laboratory.

Since the outbreak of the virus in early 2020, there has been a global narrative that the virus escaped from a laboratory in China and spread because swift action wasn’t taken by the Chinese government.

Former US President Donald Trump even called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus”.

WHO officials, along with Chinese health officials, carried out a two-week investigation in Wuhan, China, and this week ruled out the narrative that the virus may have escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology and that the breach was covered up by the Chinese government.

“It was very unlikely that anything could escape from such a place. And we also know that when lab accidents happen, they are of course extremely rare,” Peter Ben Embarek, a Danish member of the WHO team, said Tuesday at a news conference.

The WHO experts also concluded that there was no evidence to support the claim that the virus was spreading in Wuhan long before the first official cases were declared in December 2020.

Embarek said more work was needed to identify the source of the virus.

Experts could now turn their investigations to South East Asia as the WHO team are currently at the end of their investigation mission in Wuhan.

The SARS-CoV-2 was first detected in bats. But experts are still not sure of the pathway the disease took to get to humans.

When the virus was first found in China, wet markets — where exotic animals were sold — were said to be the epicentre.

Since then, more than 2.3 million people have died of the virus worldwide. The BVI has recorded more than one hundred cases and one death to date.

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  1. WHO says:

    WHO is more corrupt than the BVI government. There is clear evidence that the Covid virus came out of their lab. If it hadn’t why not let inspectors into the Lab. It’s ok, the Africans believe everything that comes out of the dysfunctional UN because they think they wield power there and there is free money to be gotten. Go ahead and trust the Chinese. Foy loves them. That should tell you everything.

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    • Yep! says:

      Not surprise at all about this new narrative. They wrote it before they even carried out their so call “two-week” investigation. Sad world we’re living in now.

  2. The Game they play says:

    Now it look like they want to pin the virus invention on Africa. They go to Africa with fake vaccine and inject the people with the virus, you all remember way back in May last year when they were doing vaccine trial in Africa, vaccine we never heard about and offer the leader 10 million and he refused it and run them out…Yep. WHO is a criminal gang..

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