NYT Reporter Blames Trump For Media Malfeasance On Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

Number of Covid deaths in 2021 will overtake last year's toll within weeks: WHO

In March, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a report written jointly with Chinese scientists on the origins of COVID-19, saying the chances of it having started in a lab were "extremely unlikely".

However, no date has been set for the team's return to China, but the source said any future visit to the country - where the virus emerged in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province, in late 2019 - may involve "smaller groups supporting specific studies first".

Information about a potential connection to the lab began leaking to some in the media early previous year - including Fox News's John Roberts, who in April asked Trump about a theory that the virus began with an intern who was infected and subsequently spread the infection to Wuhan's wet market.

'For nearly 18 months, health and care workers all over the world have stood in the breach between life and death, ' WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the opening of the organisation's main annual assembly.

Newly released intelligence suggests that COVID-19 escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology when researchers at the lab fell ill and required hospitalization in November 2019, shortly before the global outbreak that killed more than 3 million people. We're talking about a lab accident. Does it really care about the origin-tracing of the virus or just want to divert attention?

"Now we must honour our departed by taking urgent action this year - to strengthen health security and pandemic preparedness so that we are better prepared for the next global health crisis", he said. "Understanding how the coronavirus and the pandemic began matters".

"We need to improve transparency, immediately share critical information about outbreaks with pandemic potential, and strengthen health systems to withstand shocks", Becerra said, while calling for a "strong and agile" WHO. We need a World Health Organization to help with that problem.

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki, when asked about the matter on May 24, said that the Biden administration has "repeatedly called for the World Health Organization to support an expert-driven evaluation of the pandemic's origins that is free from interference or politicization".

But he added:. [and] It is imperative that we investigate and investigate.

The long-delayed report, by the team of worldwide experts sent to Wuhan and their Chinese counterparts, drew no firm conclusions on the origins of the pandemic.

"We need to reach the root of this and we need a completely transparent process from China. We would certainly participate in that with all of our research - resources from the United States", she said in response to a question at a White House briefing.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said in a Tuesday interview with CNN's John Berman that former President Donald Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, were partially to blame for members of the media discounting the idea that Covid-19 may have originated in a Wuhan laboratory.

"It was obvious to me from the beginning, but as always I was badly criticized".

"Until we have enough data, we need to make serious hypotheses about both natural and laboratory spillovers", a group of researchers from top U.S. universities published in Science in mid-May. "Now they all say", He was right".

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