China has it’s claws deep into the World Health Organization.
No one really knows WHOs role in tackling the coronavirus pandemic or getting to the bottom of where the virus originated. All we know is that every step of the way, the WHO has kowtowed and coddled the Communist China regime in a way so apparent, it’s hard not to take notice.
And then-President Trump did take notice when he pulled the United States out of the WHO for that very reason.
Multiple investigations have taken place in Wuhan — the birthplace of COVID-19 — and little has resulted.
On one occasion, the WHO investigators determined bats transmitted the virus to other animals, then to humans, and on another occasion investigators seemed sympathetic to Trump’s lab leak theory.
But what the WHO is proposing now is so ridiculous, so farfetched, and frankly so stupid, it’s hard not to laugh.
The world’s first COVID-19 patient may have been infected by a bat while working in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, says top World Health Organization official Dr. Peter Embarek, who led the WHO probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic in China.
‘This is where the virus jumps directly from a bat to a human.
”In that case, it would then be a laboratory worker instead of a random villager or other person who has regular contact with bats. So, it is actually in the probable category.”
A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 published in March said that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal was the most likely scenario and that a lab leak was ”extremely unlikely.”
The team proposed further research in every area except the lab leak hypothesis — a speculative theory that was promoted by former Former President Donald Trump, among others. It also said the role played by a seafood market where human cases were first identified was uncertain.
But WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last month said it was premature to rule out a potential link between the pandemic and a laboratory leak and asked China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus.
China has struck back aggressively, arguing that attempts to link the origins of COVID-19 to a lab are politically motivated and has suggested that the outbreak might have started abroad. At WHO’s annual meeting of health ministers in the spring, China said that the future search for COVID-19′s origins should continue — in other countries.
Embarek said when the WHO team visited the Wuhan lab, investigators were not allowed to look at laboratory books or documents ”directly from the laboratory.”
He also said it was ”interesting” that the lab moved in December 2019 just a hundred yards from the wet market where scientists found the first cluster of cases.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney