WHO says COVID-19 origin needs more studies as top expert’s lab ‘concern’ made public for first time


The lead investigator in the World Health Organization’s probe into the origins of the coronavirus in China has admitted that the possibility of a lab leak is not as “extremely unlikely” as the WHO had claimed back in February. On Thursday, the WHO in a new statement admitted that there was possibility of a lab leak, according to Fox News. “On review of the phase one study report, WHO determined that there was insufficient scientific evidence to rule any of the hypotheses out,” the WHO said. “Specifically, in order to address the ‘lab hypothesis,’ it is important to have access to all data and consider scientific best practice and look at the mechanisms WHO already has in place.” “Analyzing and improving lab safety and protocols in all laboratories around the world, including in China, is important for our collective biosafety and security,” the WHO statement continued. This past spring, lead investigator Dr. Peter Ben Embarek told Danish media in an TV2 documentary that “an employee who was infected in the field by taking samples falls under one of the probable hypotheses.” That documentary aired on Thursday.

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