The conclusion reached by the U.S. Department of Energy was a reading of new intelligence data. Although this claim is made at a “low confidence” level. To date, the White House National Security Advisor has refused to confirm or deny the veracity of information released by The Wall Street Journal.
COVID “most likely” stemmed from a leak in a Chinese lab. This was reported by the US Department of Energy where he joined other federal agencies such as the FBI in the same conclusion.
information It was published in The Wall Street Journal this Sunday. citing a “classified intelligence report recently provided to key members of the White House and (US) Congress,” that four other US departments continue to believe the coronavirus outbreak was likely the result of natural infection. Noted, the other two divisions are undecided.
A New York newspaper points out: The Department of Energy’s conclusions are the result of reading new intelligence data The agency also oversees a network of 17 US national laboratories, some of which conduct advanced biological research, so we consider this finding important.
However, the journal states that the Department of Energy This claim is ‘unreliable’ meanwhile, when the FBI reached the same conclusion in 2021, it rated its trust level as “moderate.”
Depending on the quality of the information and its provenance, US intelligence agencies typically assign three levels of confidence to their conclusions: high, medium, and low.
not a definitive answer
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan declined to confirm or deny the veracity of information released by the Wall Street Journal.
In an interview with CNN this Sunday, Sullivan limited himself to pointing out that US intelligence agencies have yet to reach a definitive answer about the origins of covid-19.Some agencies believe the virus originated in a lab, while others claim they don’t have enough information. come to a conclusion.
US President Joe Biden has asked intelligence agencies to investigate the origins of the pandemic at the beginning of his term in May 2021.