A US intelligence report requested by President Biden into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic is inconclusive. In May President Biden gave the US intelligence agencies 90 days to assess the data and produce a report. However it was not decided if the virus was the result of a natural spillover from animals to humans or was caused by a laboratory accident. Many scientists believe it could take years of research before a definitive conclusion on the virus’s origins is reached. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said it might take “a couple of days, if not longer, to put together an unclassified version” for the public.The pandemic began in the Chinese city of Wuhan in early 2020. A WHO team, which visited Wuhan, concluded in a report earlier this year that the disease most likely spilled over from an animal sold at a market. At the Wuhan Institute of Virology coronaviruses in bats was studied for more than a decade. China is claiming that the research on Covid-19 origin is politically exploited.
Not at least, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin referred to it again on Wednesday saying the US “should start with inviting WHO experts to launch a probe into Fort Detrick”, knowing that the American military facility in Fort Detrick was once the center of the US biological weapons programme and currently houses biomedical labs researching viruses including Ebola and smallpox.