China: WHO Found No Evidence Coronavirus Came From Lab

Trump has criticised Ghebreyesus of being too close to ChinaMore

Trump has criticised Ghebreyesus of being too close to ChinaMore

Yahoo News, which interviewed nine current and former intelligence and national security officials, notes the Chinese government denied the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has done research on coronaviruses that originate in bats, was to blame.

She writes that one of the things that raised suspicions in the USA intelligence community is the fact that China was so quick to peg the virus' source as the wet market.

New evidence has emerged that the coronavirus ravaging the globe may have escaped from a poorly equipped lab in Wuhan, China, where researchers were conducting risky viral disease experiments in the years leading up to the pandemic.

An "intelligence source" also told the network that the United States has allegedly disregarded a prime motive that COVID-19 is "associated with bioweapons research", but from a laboratory in Wuhan, China where it was later released to the public.

This may be the "costliest government cover-up of all time", one unidentified source told Fox News. "The Chinese government needs to come clean".

The "increasing confidence" comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, which revealed the Wuhan wet market initially identified as a possible point of origin never actually sold bats.

Asked about the intelligence, which was first reported by Yahoo and Fox News, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the USA is "doing a very thorough examination of this disgusting situation that happened" but refused to discuss what he had been told about the findings.

In March 2018, the USA dispatched science diplomats to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, who issued two "sensitive" diplomatic cables about inadequate safety measures at the lab, the Washington Post reported, citing intelligence sources.

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The work from home recommendations were earlier given only to employees in the San Francisco Bay Area , Dublin , and Seattle. With the virus continuing to spread all over the globe, most countries are preparing full throttle to contain the spread.

"During interactions with scientists at the WIV laboratory, they noted the new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory", the report quoted the January 2018 cable as saying.

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Some experts are wary of conspiracy theory discussions being part of a broad strategy by the Trump administration to deflect attention to China and external parties such as the World Health Organization, amid a rising case count and death toll in the US. However, he didn't discuss what he had been told in briefs about the possibility of the virus coming from a lab.

Following the press conference, Pompeo went into more detail about the theory on Fox News.

President Trump told Fox News' John Roberts the administration is doing a "very thorough examination of this awful situation" on Wednesday.

Back in January of 2018, a delegation of US officials visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology, known as WIV.

When asked about those cables, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo - who has continued to call the coronavirus the "Wuhan virus" - did not dismiss them, but neither did he say that they show any legitimate linkage to Covid-19. There is still lots to learn.

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