Joe Biden has asked the US intelligence community to look into the origins of COVID-19
President Joe Biden requested US intelligence authorities to “redouble” their efforts to examine the COVID-19 pandemic's origins, including the dubious possibility that the virus originated in a Chinese lab.
The Biden administration is responding to domestic and international worries about putting pressure on China to be upfront about the outbreak after months of disregarding it as a fringe theory.
The White House supports a new World Health Organization probe into China, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki. “But it would necessitate China finally stepping forward and granting the access needed to determine the origins,” he continued.
Given the Chinese government's failure to fully engage with international probes, Mr. Biden, for one, suggested that a firm conclusion may never be known.
Continuing this he said, “The failure to get our inspectors on the ground in those early months will always hamper any investigation into the origin of COVID-19,”