The President of the United States of America Joe Biden called the US intelligence community to report on the origin of coronavirus. There are various theories circulating about the possible origin of Covid 19.
Joe Biden asked the US intelligence to revert back with ‘sufficient information’ on the event within 90 days. The United States Intelligence Community (IC) works to conduct intelligence activities to support the foreign policy and national security of the United States.
The US President wants analysis closer to a ‘definitive conclusion’. He said that the Intelligence Community (IC) already prepared a report on whether the virus emerged from human contact with an infected animal or leaked from a laboratory. The statement from the President said, “while two elements in the IC leans toward the former scenario and one leans more toward the latter – each with low or moderate confidence – the majority of elements do not believe there is sufficient information to assess one to be more likely than the other.”
But due to insufficient knowledge, the Intelligence community is directed to analyze it further by inquiring whatever is required, including specific questions for China. According to a previously confidential report of US Intelligence, three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology were in hospital after they became very sick. Many virologists and epidemiologists believe that coronavirus first emerged in November 2019 in the city of Wuhan. However, Beijing reported its first case on December 8, 2019.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology is under the suspicion of being the origin of the deadly COVID-19. The Institute did not share many details regarding its extensive research on bats which is considered by many a source of the virus. Other details on raw data, safety logs, and lab records were not shared. However, Shi Zhengli, the top bat coronavirus expert at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has said Covid-19 didn’t leak from her laboratories.
The Chinese embassy in the USA said that politicizing Covid-19 origins may harm investigations.
China has repeatedly denied allegations against the possible emergence of Covid 19 in the laboratory of Wuhan. The foreign ministry in China said, “Is it actually concerned about tracing the source or trying to divert attention?” in response to the lab leak theory.
The World Health Organization (WHO) called for a second phase of the investigation to be launched.
The emergence of Coronavirus needs adequate probe by the intelligence community. The virus has killed innocent lives and is still working to cause innumerable loss. The world is severely affected by its emergence. India among many nations is critically hit by the pandemic.