The World Health Organization to Revive Probe into Origins of COVID-19: Reports

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The World Health Organization is just not giving up until it finds out the origin of COVID-19. Earlier this year, the global health body sent a team of experts to Wuhan, the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, without any support from the Chinese government, the WHO had to stop their research. The Chinese government refused to further cooperate in any sort of investigation regarding the origin of the deadly virus.

The World Health Organization to Revive Probe into Origins of COVID-19: Reports
Source: NPR

The World Health Organization to Restart their Investigation

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Reports from August 2021 suggest that the World Health Organization has set up a team of 20 experts to find out the origin of the Coronavirus pandemic. The outbreak that happened in China in 2019 has now spread to each and every possible corner of the world. However, the global health body began the investigation in February this year when they sent a group of experts to Wuhan to find out the exact reason behind the outbreak. But without any cooperation from the Chinese government, the experts had to return empty-handed. There are rumors that the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan. Although these are just theories, the WHO is fully focused on finding out the exact behind the plague.

The Team of 20 Experts

In their new investigation team, the World Health Organization has added 20 scientists. All of them are experts in their respective fields, specialists in laboratory safety and biosecurity. Besides that, the team also comprises experts from the field of genetics. These experts will find whether or not the COVID-19 causing virus originated in a laboratory in Wuhan. Moreover, these experts will also carry out a broader inquiry to prevent the risk of future outbreaks. They will also find out the links between viruses and their human behavior.

Experts Believe that the WHO is Running Out of Time

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The World Health Organization believes that investigation is the only way to find out the origin of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, experts believe that the Geneva-based health body is running out of time. If they do not hurry up, the blood samples from the early patients of the viral infection will become useless. The WHO also states that the information they received from the Chinese government is insufficient. Besides that, they do not give proper information regarding the origin of the virus. Moreover, experts from the United States also conducted research, which according to the WHO is “inconclusive”.

The World Health Organization to Revive Probe into Origins of COVID-19: Reports
Source: Council on Foreign Relations

The World Health Organization is Not Getting Any Cooperation from China

China is not very cooperative with the World Health Organization when it comes to finding out the origin of the deadly virus. Besides that, Chinese authorities have also angrily reacted to Joe Biden’s investigations on the origin issue. They believe that it’s an insult to their scientists. Moreover, the Chinese officials have accused Joe Biden of poisoning other people’s minds for their political benefits.

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