A resolution calling for the World Health Assembly to conduct a probe into the origins of COVID-19 was passed Friday by unanimous consent in the Senate as public and health experts reverse previous skepticism about the prospect of a lab leak and now say there is a need for further investigation, The Hill writes.
The U.S. and willing partner governments and experts will launch an inquiry as per the legislation if investigation is not approved by the body
GOP Sen. Roger Marshall pointed they must get a full investigation into the outbreak, expressing outrage that no comprehensive investigation on the origins of COVID-19 has been carried out.
According to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), there has to be a thorough and transparent investigation into the Covid-19 pandemic origins and any obstruction is completely unacceptable.
Pandemic’s origins chatter went viral after WSJ reported that right before the pandemic’s outbreak in Wuhan, several researchers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology fell ill in November 2019 with flu-like symptoms.
According to Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Strategic Communications Amanda Schoch, the U.S. intelligence community said this week that it has coalesced around two likely scenarios: whether it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals or through a lab accident.
President Biden on Wednesday asked the intelligence community to to investigate the disease’s origins, calling on it to report back to him within 90 days.