Jake Sullivan said that although the WHO team is about to publish a report on the emergence of the pandemic, many questions remain
The security adviser to the Presidency of U.S, Jake Sullivan, said on Sunday, 21, that the China did not provide “sufficient original data” about the origin and further spread of the coronavirus. On February 9, the World Health Organization (WHO), which did research on the origin of the virus in the Asian country, ruled out the possibility that SARS-CoV-2 was created in the laboratory. Experts follow three theories: direct transmission from an animal to a human, evolution of the virus by an intermediate species and transmission through frozen food. The team focused on the findings that support the suggestion that the virus had circulated elsewhere before reaching Wuhan, as there is no evidence of the existence of the virus in the city before December 2019.
“They are about to publish a report on the origins of the pandemic in Wuhan, about which we have questions, because we do not believe that China has made available enough original data on how this pandemic began to spread, both in China and in around the world, ”said the Joe Biden, in an interview with the American broadcaster CBS News. “I am not in a position to say how it got to Covid-19 into this world. All I can do is ask WHO to do its job in the best possible way, ”said Sullivan. He also made it clear that any search for information must be done by scientists and specialists, “without any interference by any government”.
The security adviser also gave details of the two-hour conversation Biden had with China’s President Xi Jingping on the 10th. “President Biden raised the issue of Covid-19 and the need for all countries take responsibility for helping to protect the world, including China, ”revealed Sullivan. The aide also took the opportunity to criticize the previous U.S. government, led by Donald Trump. “He did not take surveillance of the pandemic as seriously as he should,” Sullivan said.
* With information from EFE