After three months of investigation, intelligence agencies have yet to determine the origin of COVID-19.


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This aerial photograph shows the P4 Lab (C) on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on May 27, 2020. -Opened in 2018, the P4 Lab is conducting research on the world’s most dangerous diseases and has been accused by some of the top U.S. officials as the cause of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. .. HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP via Getty Images

  • In May, Biden ordered intelligence agencies to submit a report on the origin of COVID-19 within 90 days.

  • The report, published on Tuesday, did not find a definitive origin, Washington post report.

  • Experts told the post that it could take years to find out how the virus came about.

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After three months of investigation, intelligence agencies are still unable to determine if the coronavirus emerged from the Wuhan Institute of Veterinary Medicine. Washington post report.

May, President Joe Biden Set up a 90-day timeline for the intelligence community to deliver reports About the origin of the coronavirus. The report sent to him on Tuesday was uncertain as to whether the virus was caused by an animal-to-human transmission or escaped from the laboratory.

February, WHO Research In Wuhan, China, it was found that the virus was likely to have spread from animals to humans. However, the possibility that it came from the laboratory was not denied.

The assessment sent to Biden on Tuesday had no definitive conclusions. Two senior officials said The Wall Street Journal This is partly due to the limited information that China shares.

“It was a deep dive, but you can only go as deep as the situation allows,” one source told the journal. “If China doesn’t allow access to certain datasets, you’ll never really know.”

With former President Donald Trump Many High official His administration perpetuated the theory that the virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Vase, but after more officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, began to speculate on the possibility and reports showed it. Started to ask for an answer Three researchers in the lab got sick in November 2019 with flu-like symptoms Then I went to the hospital.

Experts told the post that three months is not enough to unravel the origin and can take years to discover.

“You shouldn’t think about closing or canceling a book, you should rush your efforts,” Stanford University microbiologist David Lerman told Post.

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