A senior official for the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday said that COVID-19 did not necessarily first transmit from animals to humans in Wuhan, China, as is commonly believed, owing to it being the place where health experts first found clusters of the disease.
Dr. Michael Ryan, who serves as executive director of the Health Emergencies Program at the WHO, responded to a reporter who asked about a two-person team from the agency who recently went to China to investigate the virus’ origin.
“There are gaps in the epidemiological landscape and what is required is going to be a much more extensive retrospective epidemiological study to look at those first cases and clusters in Wuhan and to fully understand the links between those cases so that we can then determine at what point in Wuhan or elsewhere was the animal-human species barrier breached,” said Ryan at the briefing this week.
He was joined by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who announced that the two-person team “concluded their mission to lay the groundwork” for a more extensive “international team” to determine the virus’s origins.
While noting that the duo had not yet returned or been debriefed, Ryan told reporters that “one must remember that there was a specific surveillance system in place in Wuhan for picking up clusters of atypical pneumonia.”
“The fact that that fire alarm was triggered doesn’t necessarily mean that is where the disease crossed from animals into humans,” Ryan added.
China’s state-run media outlets quickly leapt upon the statement to put the virus’ Chinese origin in doubt.
Yet according to the Associated Press, the pair that went to China may not even have been able to visit Wuhan. Rather, the two WHO experts “had discussions by video with virologists and other scientists in Wuhan — including the Wuhan Institute of Virology.” Tedros added that an “international team” will deploy to Wuhan as part of phase two of the probe.
Many health officials believe the coronavirus pandemic began in a Wuhan wet market, where live animals were held and sold for consumption. However, the city is also home to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where researchers are known to carry out studies on bat coronaviruses.
According to a dossier prepared by the United States and other Western governments, China closed the wet market in question in early January and disinfected it with bleach, destroying microbial evidence at the site.
Later, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Beijing of destroying early-collected samples of the coronavirus in order to make its origin harder to trace.
The dossier concluded that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) deliberately destroyed and suppressed information about the outbreak to the “endangerment of other countries.”
The Trump administration has launched an investigation into whether the virus truly came from the wet market as is so often claimed or if it in fact originated in the Wuhan lab.
It should be noted that the lab in question not only received funding from the U.S. government, but from Anthony Fauci’s National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
As Newsweek reported,
Just last year, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.…
In 2019, with the backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed $3.7 million over six years for research that included some gain-of-function work. The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million.
Additionally, Taiwan in April released e-mails showing that the WHO, a UN agency, ignored warnings from Taiwanese officials about the human-to-human transmissibility of the virus, an act seen as a potential coverup by the WHO on behalf of China.
WHO leader Tedros is an actual communist who does not even have a medical degree. He landed his UN job with backing from Communist China. Before setting up shop at WHO, he played a leading role in the murderous Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in his native Ethiopia. This Marxist terror organization declared war on other ethnic groups. Tedros served as a top member of TPLF’s Politburo Central Committee.
It’s no surprise, then, that the WHO is providing China with cover for its role in the viral outbreak.
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