A U.S. Department of Energy report concluded that the novel coronavirus was “most likely” a leak in a Chinese lab, according to The Wall Street Journal on Sunday.
China US organization today refused to be subject to ‘defamation’ COVID-19 “likely” is Leaked in a Chinese lab.
“Tracing the origin of covid is a scientific issue and should not be politicized,” foreign ministry spokesman Mao Ning said at a press conference.
“Stakeholders must stop inflating lab leak theories and smearing China,” he added.
Mao Zedong is U.S. Department of Energy report As collected on Sunday, it joined other federal agencies such as the FBI in concluding that covid “most likely” came from a leak in a Chinese lab. Wall Street Journal.
A New York newspaper, citing classified intelligence reports, pointed out that the Energy Department’s conclusions were the result of reading new data.
He also said that this institution A network of 17 U.S. National Laboratories, Some are doing advanced biological research.
However, while the Department of Energy has described the claim as having “low confidence”, the journal rated its confidence as “moderate” when the FBI reached the same conclusion in 2021.
let’s remember US President Joe Biden At the beginning of his term in May 2021, he asked the intelligence community to investigate the origins of the pandemic.
China insists it opposes “any kind of political manipulation” regarding the origin of covid, citing reports from intelligence agencies that they did not control the origin of the virus, even though no consensus was reached. In response, he repeatedly lashes out at Washington. It was the product of a laboratory accident.
Asian country officials World Health Organization (WHO) It was made public in March 2021 after visiting the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the first covid cases began to spread in 2019.
In that report, researchers left four hypotheses about the origin of the pandemic unresolved, but said more research was needed to reach definitive conclusions.