Facebook will no longer remove claims that Covid-19 was man-made

Biden’s order signals an escalation in mounting controversy over how the virus first emerged- through animal contact at a market in Wuhan China or through release of the coronavirus from a highly secure research laboratory in the same city

Biden’s order signals an escalation in mounting controversy over how the virus first emerged- through animal contact at a market in Wuhan China or through release of the coronavirus from a highly secure research laboratory in the same city

China on Thursday rejected new attempts to politicize the origins of COVID-19, repeating that experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) had already concluded that a "lab leak" was "extremely unlikely".

He also urged the U.S. to open itself up to investigations into its own biological laboratories, including those located in the Naval Medical Research Centre's Biological Defence Research Directorate at Fort Detrick in Maryland.

The claim that COVID-19 was man-made has circled nearly since the beginning of the pandemic, focusing on China's Wuhan Institute of Virology, in the city where the outbreak was first detected. Each side had "low to moderate confidence", and the majority of the 17 organizations that make up the community believed there wasn't enough information to assess which scenario was more likely, Biden said.

SHANGHAI, May 27 ― Politicising the origins of Covid-19 would hamper further investigations and undermine global efforts to curb the pandemic, China's U.S. embassy said after President Joe Biden ordered a review of intelligence about where the virus emerged.

According to Biden, intelligence agencies are now split over the two possible sources for the virus that swept the planet over the past year, killing more than 3.4 million people - a figure experts say is undoubtedly an underestimate. Smear campaigns and blame shifting are making a comeback, and the conspiracy theory of a "lab leak" is resurfacing.

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He faced up to 15 years of jail on charges of organising mass unrest. "We think that he may be in hospital", he told AFP. He had been charged in absentia with staging mass riots and fanning social hatred.

The WHO team investigating the origins of coronavirus visited the Hubei Center for animal disease control and prevention in Wuhan, on February 2, 2021, as per CNN.

Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health with the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, said China's lack of openness was a major factor behind the resurgence of the lab leak theory.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 previous year, some political forces have been fixated on political manipulation and blame game, while ignoring their people's urgent need to fight the pandemic and the worldwide demand for cooperation on this front, which has caused a tragic loss of many lives, the spokesperson said. The claims that the virus came from the lab was one often pushed by former President Donald Trump, though he never provided evidence. "Every piece of evidence points to a leak from this laboratory", Pompeo said in a tweet this week. "If we are blind as to its origins, then we are blind as to how to prevent it again the future", Sen.

The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Republicans Josh Hawley and Mike Braun that would require the Biden administration to declassify intelligence on potential links between the Wuhan lab and the pandemic. Sen. So we need to get to the bottom of it.

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