“There is immense evidence that he left there “, insisted the United States Secretary of State in an interview with the broadcaster ABC, refusing to say whether he thought the virus was intentionally released by Beijing.
“China is known for its penchant for infect the world and for using laboratories that do not respect the standards “, he said, adding: “It is not the first time that the world has been threatened by viruses from Chinese laboratories”.
Mike Pompeo he also regretted the lack of cooperation from the Chinese authorities to clarify the origin of the pandemic.
“They continue to block access to Westerners, to the best doctors,” he criticized. “We have to be able to go there, we still don’t have the virus samples we need,” he defended.
On Thursday, President Donald Trump called the new coronavirus to the Institute of Virology in Wuhan and threatened China with sanctions, but the next day the World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirmed that the new coronavirus, responsible for pandemic in covid-19 who has already killed more than 243,000 and infected at least 3.4 million people, is of “natural origin”.
“As for the origin of the virus in Wuhan, we listened to many scientists who studied it and we are sure that it is of natural origin “, affirmed the director emergency programs of the WHO, Michael Ryan.
However, the organization called on China to involve it in investigations into the origin of the new coronavirus and explained that the main objective it involves “fully understanding the virus”, namely “the transmission between animals and humans and how the barrier between animal and human species has been overcome”.
The epidemic affects 195 countries and territories worldwide, but the United States is the country with the most deaths (66,385) and the most cases of infection confirmed (more than 1.1 million).
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