In early 2020, the medical community established a consensus within its ranks that COVID-19 had an entirely natural origin. Two opinion pieces published in the medical journals The Lancet and Nature Medicine helped establish this as a supposed fact. In The Lancet, the writers stated that they "stand together and strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin."
These two opinion pieces helped quash any opposition to the mainstream narrative and to establish the supposed consensus that the coronavirus was passed on to humans from animals through an open-air market in Wuhan where wildlife was sold. (Related: Natural News and other independent media outlets were RIGHT all along, as "mainstream" media suddenly admits to lab origins of COVID-19.)
Even President Joe Biden and his administration have caved into the pressure from interested groups, like the Republican Party, and has ordered an investigation into the origins of the virus.
On Tuesday, May 25, Secretary for Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to launch another investigation to find out where the virus came from. Becerra indicated that he hoped the WHO would let the inquiry continue and that its "independence to fully assess the source of the virus and the early days of the outbreak" would be guaranteed. This is a clear reference to China's hesitation regarding being transparent about the virus' origins.
Becerra's call for another WHO-led inquiry was followed up on Wednesday, with Biden himself questioning the consensus regarding the coronavirus.
In a statement issued by the White House, Biden called on the intelligence community to write up a report regarding "their most up-to-date analysis of the origins of COVID-19, including whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from a laboratory accident."
"We need to get to the bottom of this," said White House Deputy Press Secretary Karina Jean-Pierre. "We have to get a better sense of the origin of COVID-19."
Jean-Pierre described Biden's latest statement as an effort to continue the president's interest in how the pandemic came about. She added that China needs to be more cooperative with international investigators this time around. When asked by reporters what consequences the Chinese government would face if it refused to cooperate with the U.S., she did not answer.
According to the White House, the intelligence community has been divided on the issue. It began investigating the origins of the coronavirus as early as April of last year when its impact and the lockdowns began in the country in full swing.
Analysts have been focusing on the now-popular hypothesis that the coronavirus may have been engineered in the laboratories of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The virus may have accidentally escaped from the institute by contaminating the personnel due to poor biosecurity measures.
The White House's statement regarding the lab leak called on the leading authorities in China to cooperate with a "full, transparent, evidence-based" investigation to be led by a team of international medical specialists, who the CCP must provide with "access to all relevant data and evidence."
It is unlikely that even Biden's attempts to learn the truth will get very far. Earlier this year, the WHO published a report endorsing the idea that the coronavirus came from animals. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus admitted that his investigators who went to China to investigate had very limited access to Chinese institutions.
Despite this, the organization is unlikely to dig deeper into this matter. China itself is unlikely to submit to any demands from the U.S. or the rest of the international community regarding another investigation.
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