Fri Aug 13th, 2021 at 09:59:17 AM EST
After losing Afghanistan, US and Western Allies focus on number one enemy China ... unrelenting propaganda.
Danish 'right-wing' documentary in the news, striking at China once again ...
WHO Expert 'Had Concerns' About Lab Close to 1st COVID Cases | US News - Aug. 12, 2021 |
'Politics was always in the room.' WHO mission chief reflects on China trip seeking COVID-19's origin | ScienceMag - Feb. 14, 2021 |
The World Health Organization (WHO) mission to China to probe the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic had a bumpy start, so it's perhaps no surprise that the team's departure from China didn't go entirely smoothly either. A 9 February press conference in Wuhan to summarize the mission's findings was widely hailed within China, but criticized elsewhere.
During the press conference, WHO program manager and mission leader Peter Ben Embarek [food safety scientist with the UN health agency] and team member Marion Koopmans praised China's cooperation during the 4-week investigation. They said it was "extremely unlikely" that SARS-CoV-2 originated in a Chinese laboratory and said the team would not investigate that hypothesis further. But they kept open the possibility that the virus arrived in Wuhan on frozen food, a route promoted aggressively by Chinese media to suggest the virus was imported from elsewhere in the world.
I put my trust in Marion Koopmans, highly regarded in all of her statements, she has not failed me.
China response on political pressure on WHO virologists in US ...
Western scientists face government probe, death threats for opposing COVID-19 lab-leak theory: source | Global Times |
The statement “politics was always in the room” was covered from the earliest phase of WHO expert discussion and referred to both Chinese delegates and US and British representatives.
Covid-19: pressure mounts for a full, independent investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 | Changing Times - May 2021 |