Coronavirus Origin: Biden's order to intelligence agencies, Covid-19 doubles speed to probe genesis
Joe Biden has asked US intelligence agencies to intensify their efforts to investigate the origins of the Covid-19 epidemic. Along with this, he has directed the US National Laboratories to assist in the investigation.
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday asked US intelligence agencies to double their investigative efforts to trace the origins of the deadly corona epidemic, which has claimed the lives of nearly 3.5 million people worldwide. "I have now asked intelligence agencies to double their efforts to collect and analyze information that can bring us closer to a definitive conclusion," Biden said in a statement. The agencies will have to submit their report to me in 90 days.
The US president said evidence is insufficient to conclude whether it emerged from human contact with an infected animal or from an accident in the laboratory. "Most of the intelligence community does not feel that there is enough information to assess which is more likely," he said.
The President directed the US National Laboratories to assist in the investigation and called on China to cooperate in international investigations regarding the origin of the epidemic. He rejected the possibility that a definitive conclusion could never be drawn in view of the Chinese government's refusal to fully cooperate in international investigations.
Biden said the US would continue to work with like-minded partners throughout the world to pressure China to participate in a full, transparent, evidence-based international investigation and to provide access to all data and evidence. Explain that when Corona emerged in early 2020, Biden called on the CDC to reach China to gather information about the virus so that the US could fight it more effectively.