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USA President wants information of origination of Covid-19 earlier
US President Joe Biden orders intelligence agencies to report in the next 3 months on ‘Covid-19 1st emerged in China’. He ordered to report him in the next 3 months on whether the Covid-19 virus first emerged in China from an animal source or from a laboratory accident.
Mr. Joe Biden has ordered to intelligence agencies to redouble their efforts to collect and analyze information that could bring United States closer to a definitive conclusion and to report back to him in 90 days. Currently, agencies are split over the two possible sources for the virus that swept the planet over the past year, killing more than 3.4 million people; figure experts say is undoubtedly an underestimate, said by Mr. Joe Biden. Order of Mr. President signals an acceleration in mounting controversy over how the virus first emerged, through animal contact at a market in Wuhan or through the release of the Coronavirus from a highly secure research laboratory in the same city.
The answer has colossal implications both for China, which says it is not responsible for the pandemic and for US politics, where the lab theory has been used by Republicans to attack Beijing. As of now, the US intelligence community has coalesced around two likely scenarios but has not reached a definitive conclusion on this question.
On this investigation, China reacted furiously. China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian described the orders as “political manipulation”.