World Health Organization scientists want to further investigate the Wuhan lab leak theory
The World Health Organization, which has spent nearly the entire time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic playing defense for China, contains within it a group of scientists who are finally ready to investigate the lab leak theory as a real possibility.
Due to large amounts of missing data from China, the WHO claims to have not yet been able to conclude the origin of the virus.
From the New York Post:
In its first preliminary report Thursday, the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens stressed that it had no conclusive findings on the origins of worst global pandemic in a century.
“There are key pieces of data that are not yet available for a complete understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic began,” the expert said in their report, stressing that further studies are needed “to follow up on several gaps in our knowledge,” according to Agence France-Presse.
Of course, like the UN, they still believe in a zoological origin–likely in bats–for the virus. However they now acknowledge that they have no idea how the virus was introduces or how it made the jump from animal to human in the first place. Still, they stress the need to investigate the lab leak theory further.
“It remains important to consider all reasonable scientific data that is available either through published or other official sources to evaluate the possibility of the introduction of SARS-CoV-2 into the human population through a laboratory incident,” the report said.
Unsurprisingly, however, members of the team from China, Russia, and Brazil are against investigating this possibility.
Of course, between the WHO’s previous record of submission to China and China’s lack of transparency it is unlikely that they will ever come closer than this to admitting the lab-theory’s merit. However, they have 180’d from the position that a lab leak was “highly improbably” to the position that it “needs further investigation.” That alone says a lot.