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According to the FBI, the Wuhan lab leak is “very likely” to be the origin of Covid-19.

Where did Covid-19 come from? More than three years later, the treasure hunt continues. On December 1, 2019, China officially announced the discovery of the first case of Sars-CoV-2 in a 55-year-old man. Patient Zero fell ill on November 17 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, in the center of the country. As autumn progressed, the highly contagious virus crossed China’s borders and then spread uncontrollably around the world. Due to crazy conspiracy theories, the origin of the virus that caused the pandemic is still unclear.

On the first day, three hypotheses – zoonosis, laboratory leak, food contamination – clashed with each other, each with its own supporters and opponents. In July 2022, two scientific studies published in the journal The sciencegave new answers. Research teams have positively identified Wuhan’s cool market as the epicenter of the pandemic. Origin, therefore natural, which was not entirely convincing.

Beijing disputes these allegations.

Evidence of this is that in 2023, the flight thesis agitated by the Trump administration in 2020 has resurfaced in the US, even gaining momentum. Two days after the analysis by the US Department of Energy, which leaned in favor of the Wuhan lab accident, the FBI joined in this opinion. “The FBI has for some time now believed that the origin of the pandemic is most likely (linked) to the Wuhan lab incident.”confirmed on Tuesday, February 28, Fox News its director Christopher Ray, referring to “potential leak from a laboratory controlled by the Chinese government.”

As the US intelligence world is more divided than ever and some believe Covid-19 originated from natural transmission, the FBI chief also accused Beijing of trying to block a US-led investigation into the pandemic that has since killed nearly 7 million people. and made the world turn inward. “The Chinese government has gone to great lengths to try and obstruct and obfuscate the work that we are doing, the work that the US government and our close foreign partners are doing.”he condemned. “It’s a misfortune for everyone.”

Allegations that China has already vigorously disputed. “We need to stop agitating this theory about a leak from the laboratory, stop slandering China and stop politicizing the search for the origin of the virus”– objected the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China Mao Ning at the next press briefing. “Experts from China and WHO, based on visits to the Wuhan labs and in-depth exchanges with researchers, came to the authoritative conclusion that the possibility of a leak from the lab is highly unlikely.”

YR with AFP

Source: TF1


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