For the American Minister of Health, Xavier Becerra, “phase 2 of the study on the origins of the coronavirus must be based on science” A new investigation into the origin of Covid. The American Minister of Health, Xavier Becerra, asks, stressing the need for it to be transparent. “Phase 2 of the study on the origins of Covid must be launched in a transparent and science-based way,” he said in a video message at the annual meeting of ministers of the World Health Organization. Read also International experts must be given independence to assess the origin of the virus and the first days of the pandemic, added the administration minister Biden without directly naming China. In recent days, the hypothesis that the virus was generated in a Whuan laboratory has returned to circulate with insistence, with revelations regarding a US intelligence report regarding three researchers from the virology institute of the Chinese city, the first epicenter of the pandemic, which in November 2019 would have been hospitalized with symptoms attributable to both Covid and seasonal flu. Anthony Fauci also said he was “not convinced” of the natural origin of the virus, reiterating the need to continue investigating to understand what happened. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said yesterday that the US is asking WHO to support an investigation into the origins of the virus “free from interference and politicization”. A team of researchers led by WHO spent four weeks in China, then released a report in March which said that the possibility that Covid originated in a laboratory is “extremely unlikely”.