The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report which “concludes” that COVID-19 did not come from a Wuhan Lab, but was transmitted from bat to human.
The long-awaited study was compiled in collaboration with China and it has been repeatedly delayed since it was commissioned last year. The delay has caused doubt about the Chinese input, given the source of the outbreak. China even tried to divert attention away from the controversial laboratory in Wuhan by implicating the United States military.
The researchers in the report listed four possibilities of the different ways the virus may have emerged. At the top of the list of possible causes was the transmission through a second animal. They evaluated that the direct spread from bats to humans as “likely.”
Last week, the WHO report echoed a statement made by the UN body last month, which stated that China was clear and absolved from any blame regarding the catastrophic global spread of the deadly disease.
“The closest relative of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been found in bats, which are known to carry coronaviruses.
However, the report says that ‘the evolutionary distance between these bat viruses and SARS-CoV-2 is estimated to be several decades, suggesting a missing link.’
The draft 400-page report is inconclusive on whether the outbreak started at a Wuhan seafood market that had one of the earliest clusters of cases in December 2019.”
The report states “No firm conclusion therefore about the role of the Huanan market in the origin of the outbreak, or how the infection was introduced into the market, can currently be drawn.”
The Wall Street Journal published an expose of WHO earlier this month, titled “How the WHO’s Hunt for Covid’s Origins Stumbled in China.”
According to the expose, the Chinese Communist Party had near-total control over the organization’s visit into Wuhan. The CCP decided who could be on the visiting team of scientists and dictated what they were allowed to see. The Chinese government also forced the team of scientists and the rest of WHO team to watch Chinese political propaganda.
The WSJ said it uncovered “fresh details about the team’s formation and constraints that reveal how little power it had to conduct a thorough, impartial examination – and call into question the clarity its findings appeared to provide.”