The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday attacked World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for urging further investigation into the possibility that a laboratory leak in Wuhan was the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is very eager to shut down all discussion of that possibility and has previously attacked Tedros and others who have suggested the lab leak hypothesis remains a viable one.
W.H.O.’s controversial report on its visit to Wuhan did not “rule out” the lab leak hypothesis, despite some commentary to that effect from members of the research team. Instead, it classified laboratory release as less likely than transmission from animals to humans, either in the wild or through an intermediate species traded at a food market.
Critics of the report said the Chinese government had far too much influence over its preparation, especially the laughably cursory and long-delayed “inspections”