President Joe Biden’s administration has terminated an inquiry into a possible connection between a lab in Wuhan and COVD, a CNN report published Tuesday claims.
The State Department launched the closely guarded inquiry exploring the possibility that the Wuhan Institute of Virology might’ve been the source of coronavirus pandemic, launched under former President Trump, was shut down due to concerns about the quality of its work.
A State Department spokesperson said that the decision to terminate the inquiry, which was run primarily out of the State Department’s arms control and verification bureau, was made after Biden officials were briefed on the team’s draft findings in February and March of this year.
The State Department confirmed the inquiry was stopped but said it is “continuing to work with other agencies on COVID origins issues.”
Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who also believes that the China’s government was covering up the virus leakage, expressed confidence that they’ll find that the evidence is consistent with a lab leak.