The United States does not exclude that the coronavirus to the origin of the pandemic that has already killed more than 137, 000 people in the world to come, although of natural origin, a chinese laboratory in Wuhan, and evoke an “investigation” to shed light.
“We are conducting a comprehensive survey of all that we can learn about how this virus is propagated, contaminating the world and has caused such tragedy,” said the head of american diplomacy Mike Pompeo on Fox News.
The novel coronavirus is suspected to be have appeared the end of 2019 in an outdoor market in the chinese city of Wuhan, where are sold exotic animals living.
The experts have found out that it was close to a virus in bats, which is believed to have mutated and is being transmitted to one of the species sold on the market, where the virus would have then contaminated the human. The animal intermediate has not been identified with certainty.
At one time, two american media, however, reported in these days of information that open up another track.
According to the Washington Post, the U.s. embassy in Beijing, following several visits to the Institute of virology of Wuhan, had been alerted on two occasions, 2 years ago, the u.s. State department on the insufficient safety measures in the laboratory that studied the coronavirus in bats.
Especially, Fox News reports that ” multiple sources “, including the chain did not specify the nature, now believe that the current coronavirus comes from the same lab.
Unlike many theses complotistes widely refuted by experts, according to which there might be a pathogen created by the chinese authorities, or even bacteriological weapons, this media the american conservative suggests a natural virus, studied in the laboratory.
His “escape” would not be voluntary, but due to the bad security protocols of this institute is supposed to adhere to the highest standards. In this case, the “patient zero” would, therefore, be an employee of the laboratory, which would spread the virus into the population after having been accidentally contaminated.
Interviewed Thursday, a spokesman for china’s public diplomacy, Zhao Lijian, has denied this possibility.
“Many medical experts renowned in the world believe that the assumption of a so-called leak has no scientific basis “, he said, believing that the origin of the virus was to be the object of study of specialists.
But the summit of the american State, in refusing to exclude it, seems to accredit this track.
Interviewed Wednesday at the White House, Donald Trump has shown to be elusive.
“I can tell you that we hear more and more this story. We’ll see, “replied the american president, ensuring that this “horrible situation” was the subject of a ” very thorough review “.
His secretary of State has rebutted neither the information in the Washington Post, nor Fox News.
“Just the fact that it is necessary to ask these questions, nothing that the fact that we don’t know the answers, that China has not shared the responses, this says a lot,” said Mike Pompeo.
“What we do know is that this virus was born in Wuhan, China “, he noted.
“What we do know is that the Institute of virology, Wuhan is only a few kilometres from the market street. There is still a lot to learn, ” he insisted.
The head of the american diplomacy is first in line to denounce the lack of transparency of the Chinese, or even an operation to “cover-up” of Beijing to “hide” initially the severity of the virus.
It has long been called ” viruses of Wuhan “, before you stop using this formula that annoys Beijing following a truce informal Trump-Xi at the end of march in the war of words between the two major powers on the responsibilities around the pandemic.
Mike Pompeo is there a political use of the questions raised by Fox News to drive the point home with regard to the great rival of the United States?
The minister of Defense Mark Esper and the chief-of-staff Mark Milley have in any case been more careful about the origin of the virus.
“A majority of items at this stage indicate that it was natural, of natural origin,” said the first. The second seemed to sweep ” rumors and speculation “, ensuring that there was no evidence to confirm these hypotheses.
“But we are not sure of anything,” added the general Milley.