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WHO called for further studies on origin of Covid-19

US still investigating COVID-19 origin. Psaki states not enough information available.

Where: United States

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▪ The Wall Street Journal reported that three researchers from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) fell sick “with symptoms consistent with both Covid-19 and common seasonal illness” in November 2019, a month before the first registered case in China.

▪ On Monday, the Chinese Communist Party denied the allegations, stating, “The WIV hadn’t been exposed to novel coronavirus 2019 before December 30, 2019. Until now, the staff and students at WIV keep a zero-infection record.”

▪ WHO published a report studying the origin of the Sars-CoV-2 COVID-19-causing virus on March 30 – WHO Director-General Ghebreyesus stated, “As far as WHO is concerned, all hypotheses remain on the table.”

▪ Following the report, a group of scientists wrote an open letter on March 4 calling for “a Full and Unrestricted International Forensic Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19.”

▪ Chief Medical Advisor to the President, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said he does not believe that COVID-19 originated naturally, “I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we find out to the best of our ability exactly what happened.”

▪ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated, “I will say that our view continues to be that there needs to be an independent, transparent investigation… We don’t have enough information at this point to make an assessment.”

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