Nature Magazine reported Tuesday that the World Health Organization’s COVID origins report, the second phase, has been “quietly shelved…citing continuing challenges over attempts at conducting crucial studies in China.”
After WHO officials admitted that there were problems with the March 2021 report, this second phase was announced on August 20, 2021. The EcoHealth Alliance’s Dr. Peter Daszak, who was already well-known for his involvement in weaponizing coronaviruses, led the delegation that released a report that stated that it was “extremely unlikely that COVID-19 had originated in a laboratory.” This report was viewed by the media as the final “debunking” of the lab leak theory. However, the WHO deliberately concealed data from China, rendering meaningful analyses impossible.
Scott Hounsell reported that only Sen. Rand Paul (R.KY) and Republican legislators allowed the WHO to revise its initial report.
In May, Sen. Rand Paul reopened the debate on the origins of SARS-CoV-2 when he interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate hearing. A group of prominent virologists published within days a letter in which they stated that the World Health Organization’s investigation was inadequate and that the laboratory leak theory should be re-investigated. Our tech and media benefactors decided that we could approach the subject again, and they began to investigate the matter to confirm what we had known all along: The lab-leak theory was not only possible but probable.
Angela Rasmussen is a virologist who has been quite combative on social media when it comes to suggesting that there should be a laboratory leak theory investigated. She told Nature that the WHO team couldn’t do their job due to China’s refusal to allow them to.
Researchers are disappointed that the investigation has been halted. Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 infected people first is crucial for preventing future outbreaks. The WHO cannot access China to help advance studies, Angela Rasmussen (virologist at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon), Canada, states. “Their hands really are tied.”
Another virologist believes that the WHO should speak out more against the Chinese authorities’ obstruction of the investigation.
Gerald Keusch, the associate director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute, Boston University, Massachusetts, said that the investigation of the origins was not well handled by the international community. China was not able to handle it. It was poorly managed by the WHO,” says Keusch. If it was being stonewalled it should have been open about it.
Officials in Beijing won’t give any information to anyone proving that COVID-19 has been developed as part of their virus weaponization program. Unless Dong Jingwei has evidence showing that it was accidentally or intentionally released, we will not know the answer. The international community should simply tell Beijing that we don’t have any other choice but to blame China for the virus’s release and subsequent damage.