By Graziella L. Posted Aug 28, 2021 4:03 PM
A US intelligence report concludes that the Covid-19 virus was not developed “as a biological weapon” and “probably” was not genetically engineered.
The American intelligence delivered this Friday their report on the origin of Covid-19 requested by the president Joe biden. They conclude that “the virus was not developed as a biological weapon nor was it produced by genetic engineering“. However, the returns of the American agencies do not make it possible to answer the true origin of SARS-CoV-2.
the declassified report evokes the probability of two hypotheses: one natural exposure to an infected animal or an incident associated with a laboratory. Analysts have so far failed to stop on one or the other of these explanations. Indeed, without additional information, the Americans believe “that they will not be able to provide a more definitive explanation of the origin of COVID-19“.
Even though the intelligence services believe that Chinese officials “were unaware of the virus prior to the onset of the initial COVID-19 outbreak“, the lack of cooperation from China in the investigation ask question. “Beijing continues to obstruct global investigation, resist information sharing and blame other countries, including the European Union“, they added.
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