World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday proposed a second attempt to study the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. This proposal was met with opposition from Chinese Leaders, who refused to cooperate with WHO, stating that the very idea the COVID-19 outbreak originated in the Wuhan Lab “disregarded common sense” and “defied science”.
“We believe a lab leak is extremely unlikely and it is not necessary to invest more energy and efforts in this regard,” said Liang Wannian, the Chinese team leader on the W.H.O. joint expert team
“We will not accept such an origins-tracing plan as it, in some aspects, disregards common sense and defies science,” Zeng Yixin, vice minister of the National Health Commission (NHC), told reporters.
“We hope the WHO would seriously review the considerations and suggestions made by Chinese experts and truly treat the origin tracing of the COVID-19 virus as a scientific matter, and get rid of political interference,” Zeng said.
This study would include “audits of relevant laboratories and research institutions operating in the area of the initial human cases identified in December 2019” as well as “humans, wildlife and animal markets in Wuhan, including Huanan wholesale market.”
“This plan is not a basis for future studies.” said Chinese Diplomat Yang Jiechi, stating any suggestion that the virus escaped from the lab was “absurd”.
Jen Psaki responded “Well, let me first reiterate that we — the United States supports the WHO plan for phase two, which commits to ensuring these studies are scientific, transparent, expert-led, and free from interference.”
“We have certainly seen the PRC’s comments again rejecting phase two of a WHO study. We’re deeply disappointed. Their position is irresponsible and, frankly, dangerous. Alongside other member stat- — member count- — states around the world, we continue to call for China to provide the needed access to data and samples. And this is critical so we can understand to prevent the next pandemic. This is about saving lives in the future. And it’s not a time to be stonewalling.“
“Unfortunately, phase one, as you all know, did not yield the data and access from China that we think is necessary.“
Psaki continued “But most importantly, it’s not just the United States calling for this. As a part of our renewed engagement and our efforts to build a coalition of support around the world with allies and partners, we’re joined by the international community on this — partners and multilateral organizations who are also calling for and pressuring China to be engaged in the sta- — the second phase of this discussion. “
“[T]he G7 leaders, together, called for a transparent, evidence-based investigation, including in China. And after the phase one study, we were joined by allies and partners across the world in a joint statement calling for a transparent and independent analysis expressing our concerns over the lack of access and urging momentum.”
“It’s clear China isn’t living up to their obligations. What our focus is on is building this multilateral effort and support for putting pressure on and making clear that it’s unacceptable and dangerous.“
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