WHO chief :COVID report too quick to refuse theory virus leaked from Wuhan lab
Even though the international team of scientists concluded that a leak is the least possible possibility, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that further investigation is needed. He stated that he is prepared to deploy further missions requiring specialized experts because he does not think the review was thorough enough. He made the remarks at a meeting for WHO member countries on Tuesday.
China has vigorously refuted the possibility of a spill from a high-security virus lab in Wuhan, a hypothesis advanced by Robert Redfield, who headed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the pandemic’s first year.
“To understand the earliest cases, scientists would benefit from full access to data, including biological samples from at least September 2019,” Tedros said. “We have not yet found the source of the virus, and we must continue to follow the science and leave no stone unturned.”
The WHO and China collaborated to coordinate the mission.